Constant investment in equipment and facilities is not enough to succeed in our industry; without the skills, experience and commitment of our staff we simply would not be able to fabricate the thousands of varied components that leave our Telford site every year or provide the outstanding customer service for which Hitherbest is known.
So 2019 has been a particularly special year for us, with 3 staff members celebrating 20 years with the company. Production director Steve Hindley (pictured right), paint line supervisor Keith Yorke (left) and dispatch operative Peter Stephenson (centre) all joined the staff in 1999 and are real assets to the business, as well as popular and respected members of the team.
Steve, who originally joined the company as a programmer and has risen through the ranks, explained that the part of the job he most enjoys is “making a difference for our customers”. He explains this is possible at Hitherbest because “we’re able to complete the whole project … from start to finish, whereas a lot of other companies just do a portion of the work” and because of the great team ethos, citing a “close relationship with colleagues, customers and even suppliers”.
Special congratulations are also due to Keith Yorke who, amazingly, hasn’t taken a day off sick in his 20 years at Hitherbest. Keith, 61, credits his work with keeping him fit and healthy, admitting that he will probably miss it when he eventually retires. “To be honest, I love working here. I wouldn’t have been here all this time if I hadn’t. Pretty much everyone gets on with each other … it’s good.”