RH Hall’s sales director Kris Brearley was presented with gifts and a long service award by his colleagues last week after racking up 25 years with the company.
Celebrations got underway as managing director Ray Hall made the presentation, which also included a personalised cake and a number of nostalgic items representing Brearley’s’ history with the business.
The senior management team then joined him for a surprise celebratory meal, with further celebrations planned throughout the year.
Brearley initially started with the business in a part-time role as a 17-year-old back in 1987 and was taken on full-time a year later. However, three years later he left to start a landscape gardening venture with his best friend.
That wasn’t to be the end of its allegiance with the company, though. He rejoined in 1992 with a role in the commercial sales team, further developing the company’s expansion into the catering equipment market.
He became sales director in 1997 and has been at the helm as the company has grown its turnover from £1m to £13m.
“Kris is reliable, dependable, honest, thoughtful and always conducts his work ethic with integrity. He is an achiever, passionate, caring, involved, well-liked and very well respected,” said Ray Hall. “He has been a real rock for the business over the years and I’m proud to say a really great friend also. We have had so many exciting, interesting, fun, testing and progressive times together – and whilst we have had to sort out many business issues along the way, we have always been able to move things forward in a positive direction.”
He added: “Kris has been a fantastic ambassador for R H Hall and I sincerely thank him for his 100% dedication to the business.”