Long-service at ANM Group honoured

ANM Group has honoured two directors and nine long-standing staff members with a combined service of 362 years.
ANM Group has honoured two directors and nine long-standing staff members with a combined service of 362 years.
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ANM Group has honoured two directors and nine long-standing staff members

Porterhouse Restaurant hosted the celebrations which recognised two former directors and employees for their contributions to Scotland’s leading farmer-owned cooperative.

Staff members were recognised at the special lunch for 50, 40 and 30 years’ service and John McIntosh, former chairman and John Gordon, retired director, for 24 years and nine years respectively.

Key mention was made to Alice Stuart – who retired earlier this month and after 50 years’ service.

Alice, printing and stationery supervisor, joined the company in April, 1966, as an office junior in Scotland’s largest egg-packing station at the dCentral mart in Aberdeen.

She then moved to the typist’s office before becoming responsible for the group’s key print room function in 1979 – printing the high volume of weekly sales catalogues - before relocating to Thainstone Centre when it opened in 1990.

The lunch also marked 40 years’ service from Alan Donald, George Johnston, Dougie Mitchell and Sandy Smith. Graham Gibb, Sandra McIntosh, Sandy Morrison and Bob Ross were also rewarded for their 30-year commitment.

John Gregor, ANM Group executive director, said: “We are delighted to individually reward and recognise this exceptional achievement from our staff members and directors.

“Our people are key to our success and we are appreciative of this long-term dedication to the group.”

Alice said: “It has been great to be part of the team over the last 50 years – the changes in that time, especially with technology, have been both phenomenal and challenging.

“We work very closely with the auctioneers as a support mechanism ensuring the smooth running of our regular sales – the print room team is an essential cog in the wheel at Thainstone.

“ Although I will miss the team, I am very much looking forward to getting back into some voluntary work.”