Gledhill rewards 165 years of dedication

Blackpool-based Gledhill, the cylinder specialist, has celebrated some of the stars of its excellent staff retention record by handing out long service awards to six members of the team that have clocked up a combined 165 years with the family-run firm.

Alan joined the company as a production worker after leaving the merchant navy at the tender age of 21. He’s since worked his way up in the company, spending a period as manager of Gledhill’s Maidstone depot in Kent during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

“I didn’t expect to stay for 40 years when I joined the company but it has always been a great place to work that stays true to its family-run approach and listens to staff, providing genuine opportunities for career development,” said Alan.

Alan was joined at the internal awards ceremony by five of his colleagues, each of whom have worked for Gledhill for 25 Years. Long service awards were handed out to Wayne Sanderson and Phil Neild from Gledhill’s stainless steel manufacturing department, Pauline Miller from Gledhill Spares, and Neil Heed and Craig Dixon from the company’s technical support department.

“The business has grown considerably since these members of the team first joined the company but we have never outgrown our family values,” said Tricia. “We’re delighted to congratulate Alan, Wayne, Phil, Pauline, Neil and Craig on their achievements and would like to thank them for their continuing contribution to Gledhill’s success.”

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