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Celebrating 40 years of service

Published: 8 April 2010
An employee at Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre is celebrating this month after clocking up 40 years of service.
Celebrating 40 years of service
Maintenance supervisor Ivan Rowley is the longest serving member of the team at the Garden Centre Group-owned store, and was recognised for his commitment to the company at a special presentation ceremony on April 1, exactly 40 years to the day that he started.

General manager Roger Wale said: "We are extremely grateful for the dedication shown during the past 40 years by Ivan. I would like to thank him for the years of service he has given Heighley Gate Nursery & Garden Centre and we look forward to many more years ahead. He helped build this wonderful garden centre, is well-known by our customers and is an integral part or our team."

Mr Wale and previous owners of the centre David and Sheila Lishman presented Mr Rowley with a long service medal from the Royal Horticultural Society, a framed certificate signed by RHP president Giles Coode-Adams, a 40-year commemorative badge from the Garden Centre Group, a watch and £100 of high street vouchers.

The father-of-three started working at the garden centre in 1970, aged 15.

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