Quartet celebrate more than a century of service at Macadams

A long-serving, loyal workforce is one of the driving forces in the success of a North West based professional recovery service.

With 154 staff working across six depots in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, Macadams’ growth and success over the past 50 years has been built on the ethos of employing a team of staff who work to the highest standards.

The hard work and commitment of those staff is rewarded by working for a supportive management team who offer training and progression opportunities and a job for life. And for many of the current workforce, a job for life is a promise they are taking seriously.

51-year-old David Magill from Fence joined Macadams in 1982 as an apprentice panel beater and has seen his career progress over the past 35 years to his current position of body shop director.

“Macadams is a great place to work, with loyal employees keen to work hard for supportive bosses,” said David. “Working in the industry we do means no two days are ever the same and you never know what you are going to be faced with when you come into work, but that’s what keeps it interesting. I really enjoy working with such a good team and the stability that comes with so many employees working for the company for a number of years is fantastic.”

David isn’t alone in his long service with the company, with paint shop manager Christopher Mills, from Colne, accruing 30 years’ service with the company.  Parts manager Nick Peacock, from Colne, and incident manager Martin Wild, from Keighley, have both worked at Macadams for 20 years.

“It’s really rewarding for us that so many of our employees break the current trend of moving from job to job every few years and instead choose to make a lifelong career with Macadams,” said director Helen Cope.

“We are passionate about the training of our staff, from apprenticeships through to ongoing industry specific qualifications, which means they are always highly skilled and well equipped to carry out their roles with us. Our staff know that there are excellent progression opportunities available to them if they choose to stay at Macadams and David, Christopher, Nick and Martin are the perfect examples of what hard work and loyalty can achieve.

“We’d like to congratulate them, and our other long-serving employees, on their valued service over the years.”



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