New milestones for long-standing staff

This year marks significant work anniversaries for several members of the VBH (GB) team, across the three UK depots. Between them, this amounts to over 250 years’ service.

Simon Monks, managing director at VBH, said: “The commitment to VBH shown by our staff is truly outstanding, and I’d like to thank all of our staff, from oldest to newest, for their contribution to VBH. I take it as a testament to the company that we have such loyal employees.”

Several people have been at the company since long before it was known as VBH: Robb Crampton (commercial manager), 34 years; Colin Russell (technical advisor), 25 years; Gary Gleeson (marketing manager), 25 years; Lee Pollard (goods in team leader), 34 years; and Lesley Mills (customer service co-ordinator), 33 years. All of whom are based at the company’s Kent headquarters.

Other stalwarts from further afield include: Allan Price (general manager, Scotland and NI), 30 years; Phil Thomas (sales and general manager, Wales and south west England), 25 years; Colin Thomas (area sales manager for Wales), 30 years; and Mark Reid (East Kilbride warehouse supervisor), 20 years.

When these team members joined, the company was still known as Wagner, and some of their colleagues hadn’t yet been born.

Robb Crampton said: “When I started with VBH (Heinz Wagner back in the day) we fought hard to get the business working in a very competitive market. We have gone from strength to strength and now we’re one of the largest players in a £multi-million global industry. That to me proves the dedication of every member of staff, through the years, to give our customers what they want, when they need it and at a price that enables them to be competitive.”

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