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Dedicated worker rewarded for three decades of service

Published on 30/03/16 07:25:pm

Adam Beecroft, 47, joined Sudbury’s Barrett-Lee Garage in 1984 straight from leaving school as part of a government funded Youth Training Scheme (YTS). He was offered a full time job with the company in 1985.

Mr Beecroft, who lives in Sudbury, started work as a trainee mechanic but within months become a parts service advisor, a position he still holds today.

During the past 30 years Mr Beecroft has seen many changes at the company. When Mr Beecroft started with the company it was an Austin Rover dealership and later a Nissan dealership based at Northern Road, on the Chilton Industrial Estate.

Barrett Lee moved to its current base in Byford Road more than 20 years ago becoming an independent garage servicing and repairing cars and vans. It is now a market leader in specialist servicing for makes such as BMW, Jaguar, Audi and Land Rover.

“This is the only job I have ever had and I have seen many changes over past 30 years in both the structure of the company and the advances in modern technology, “ said Mr Beecroft.

“Today, everything is more electronic meaning vehicles have less need for maintenance but more for repairs. I really enjoy my job, this is a good company to work for and every day is different.”

Simon Barrett, Managing Director at Barrett Lee, said: “I would like to say congratulations and thank you to Adam for his long service and dedication, he is a merit to the company. Adam is just one example of how we can offer life-long job opportunities. We have a very low turnover of staff and several of our employees have been with us for 20 years or more.”