An employee at horticultural design and print company Floramedia is celebrating this month after clocking up 25 years of service to the business.
Sylvia Cooper, Floramedia's office and operations manager, is the longest-serving team member at the Colchester-based company. She started working there in January 1988 when she was 25 and is now responsible for the operational side of things, in particular the projects and customer service teams, which look after all the customer orders. She is also a member of the management team, where she leads a focus on customer service and communications.
"I can't believe I've been with the company for 25 years," said Ms Cooper. "I get such satisfaction in seeing a project evolve from an initial idea to a printed product, and knowing I've been instrumental in its execution. I love a challenge and delivering on a promise: customer satisfaction is key and if I can achieve that then I'm happy.
Managing director Nick Mathias said he was "extremely grateful for the dedication shown by Sylvia during the past 25 years. Sylvia is wonderful and is an integral part of our company."