Published: 18th November 2021
As Hurst Doors turns 25 in December, four members of the team are being honoured for their hard work and dedication to the business and will receive their 20 year service awards. The long service awards will be presented to the recipients at their headquarters in Hull by Gary Hurst, Managing Director of the Hurst Group in December.
Ruth Medhurst, Steve Orr, Alan Salter and Mark Griffiths will receive engraved commemorative crystal tankards and wine glasses, along with an extra week’s holiday entitlement as thanks for their hard work. These latest achievements mean that 34 people (20% of the workforce) have delivered 850 years of service between them, with over 40% of the workforce having been with the business for over ten years.
Mark Atkinson, Sales Director at Hurst Doors said:
“Hurst is a family-owned business, and that sense of family runs through every aspect of who we are and what we do. We have a loyal, dedicated, and established work force, who we are very proud of. It is always our aim to ensure our team see Hurst as a notable place to work, with strong values and a supportive approach to overcoming challenges as one, united team.
“It’s been an immensely challenging 18 months for our whole industry, and we are certainly no exception. As such, we’re delighted to be able to share some good news and to congratulate Ruth, Steve, Alan and Mark on their, very impressive, eighty years of service between them.”
Alan Salter, Composite Factory Operative, at Hurst Doors, said:
“Twenty years certainly feels like a very special milestone but in many ways the time has flown by. Whilst I have seen lots of big changes since 2001, the family feel and shared passion for delivering the best for our customers have always been a constant. It’s a great way to round off the year and I look forward to the next twenty!”
Ruth Medhurst, Aftersales Administrator at Hurst Doors, said:
“Hurst really is one big family, especially for me, as my Mum works here, and it is also where I met my husband! I started at Hurst in my twenties and, whilst a lot may have changed since then, for me it’s the people that work here that make it such a happy environment to work in. Whatever challenges come our way, we all support each other to be the best we can be.”
Despite recent challenges, the Hurst team has continued to grow throughout the pandemic to accommodate the increase in demand, with vacancies still to be filled in transport, production and customer services.
The team is currently preparing to celebrate Hurst Doors’ 25th birthday in the run up to Christmas, with a range of staff activities planned, including a Hurst Bake Off, raffle and fancy dress competition and Christmas Jumper Day. Proceeds from all these events will be donated to local charities.