L to r: Ridgeons director Gordon Ridgeon and Jeff Turner.

Jeff Turner retires after 50 years service

Published:  08 October, 2013

Ridgeons has bid a fond farewell to one of its longest serving employees Jeff Turner, who retired from the Snettisham branch after 50 years in the industry.

Mr Turner joined Ridgeons in 1998 following the groups’ acquisition of the Norfolk-based firm Lamberts. Upon transferring to Ridgeons, Mr Turner had already accumulated 35 years of continuous service with Lamberts and went on to achieve a further 15 years with Ridgeons.

During his career Mr Turner has seen some significant changes, not least in the mode of transport used to deliver goods around the local area, which moved from a reliance on bicycles to today’s deliveries by lorries and vans. Mr Turner also bore witness to the branch being granted the Royal Warrant in 2005, for services to the nearby Sandringham Estate, and became an intrinsic supporter and contributor to the organising of the former Ridgeons football league.

Director Gordon Ridgeon said: “Jeff was a real hard working team member, who always went the extra mile. Over the years he became incredibly knowledgeable about our customers and always offered an exceptional service. On behalf of the Ridgeon family and directors, I would like to thank Jeff for his significant service to the group and wish him a long, happy and well-deserved retirement.”

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