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Celebrating a Quarter of a Century at Marshalls

Marshalls has once again celebrated the commitment and hard work of employees who have been with the company for 25 years, at a presentation which took place yesterda at Oulton Hall, Leeds.

The 14 employees have accumulated 350 years of service between them and were presented with a gold watch and certificate by Chief Executive Martyn Coffey.

The employees are part of Marshalls’ long and rich local history; the company was founded in the late 1800s by Solomon Marshall who registered S. Marshalls & Sons Ltd in 1904 having seen that a living could be made from the quarrying business after working as a foreman at Pond Quarry, Brighouse.

Solomon acquired his first land in 1910 at Southowram, a site which is still in use today as the company’s manufacturing facility at West Lane and the last century has seen the company grow from strength to strength.

Today Marshalls maintains a strong presence in West Yorkshire, including its head office in Elland, as well as having a number of sites across England, Scotland, Wales.

Ian Goodbold, Project Consultant at Marshalls, said: “I’m incredibly proud to have been at Marshalls for 25 years and it was a real honour to receive my long service award today. It’s incredible to think that I’ve been with the company for 25 years as they’ve flown by, I’ve seen some huge changes over that period but what has always remained the same is that Marshalls is a fantastic company to work for and they have really looked after me. I’ve made many lifelong friends along the way both at Marshalls and with my customers.”

Martyn Coffey said: “The Long Service Awards is always a fantastic event as it gives me the opportunity to personally thank those who have contributed so much to Marshalls’ success over the last 25 years.

“We truly feel that our people are our biggest asset and it’s important to celebrate their loyalty, dedication and hard work. A massive thank you to everyone who attended today’s event.”