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Williams: ‘We’re the firm nobody wants to leave’

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They say there’s no loyalty in business these days, but 10 employees at Williams Refrigeration have proved that’s not the case by clocking up 260 years service between them.

The manufacturer recently honoured the work of its longest-serving staff members by hosting a special Long Service Award Lunch at its showroom in King’s Lynn.

Dave Britton, John Freestone, Domonic Mace, Mark Rippon, Ray Woodhouse and Keith Panks have all been at Williams for 30 years, while Steve Bradbury, Angela Mowles, Carl Muffett and Lee Parkin have run up 20 years apiece.

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“We are a company that people don’t want to leave – we are becoming as well known for our long-serving employees as well as for the excellence of our refrigeration products,” said marketing manager Martin Laws.

Domonic Mace, one of those to have been with Williams for three decades, and currently senior manufacturing operations manager with the firm, said the company had changed considerably over the years.

“We have expanded our operations to a vibrant overseas market but not lost sight of the core values that attracted me to Williams in the first place. It is a company that believes in looking after its workforce. These awards are a testament to that,” he said.

Williams Refrigeration produces a comprehensive range of commercial refrigeration including gastronorm cabinets and counters, specialist bakery equipment, coldrooms, merchandisers and blast chillers at its factory in Norfolk.

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