Celebrating 40 years within the merchant business

Published:  13 September, 2016

Graham, The Plumbers’ Merchant recently celebrated the service of two loyal and experienced staff members. Having joined in 1976, Jim Gray and Ian Yuill have both been with the business for 40 years.

Mr Gray began his career at Graham with a warehouse role in Glasgow. Throughout his four decades with the company, he has progressed within the sales department, before taking over branch and area management positions. Today, he is a general manager, overseeing nine branches across Glasgow and Ayrshire. “Years of working in the merchant sector has allowed me to work closely with our customers and build strong relationships,” he said. “This, as well as working with a wonderful group of committed, knowledgeable staff, has made the last 40 years thoroughly rewarding.”

Mr Yuill has worked as a warehouse operative and delivery driver since 2010, after over 30 years in a similar role in Graham’s Stirling branch. He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Graham. We have a fantastic group of people – and many of them work behind the scenes making sure that our customers get a first-rate service. It’s a role that to this day – I truly enjoy.”

David Gledhill, managing director at Graham, said: “The commitment and expertise of our staff is crucial to the level of service provided to our customers. We congratulate both Jim and Ian on 40 years of loyal and professional service and we extend our most sincere thanks for four decades spent providing exceptional customer service.”

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