AN Ashbourne family run business recently presented a long serving employee with a watch to thank him for his loyal service.
Darren Feely, who previously lived in Mayfield, celebrated 25 years working for J.C. Walwyn & Sons Ltd on Thursday.
Mr Feely has been with the Ashbourne family run firm since the age of 16 and his role in the coffin and casket manufacturing company is the final checker, making sure the finished product meets all the required standards of excellence.
Commenting on his 25 year anniversary, managing director Keith Walwyn said: “We are delighted to have retained both the working and personal skills of Darren and applaud him on his unwavering loyalty and substantial contribution to the growth of our company.
“We like to think of ourselves as ‘family’ at the company, no doubt a contributory factor to the high level of long serving employees who have remained with us.
“I congratulate Darren on this achievement and look forward to his continued involvement in the company.”
Mr Feely was presented with a silver, engraved watch.