We are extremely proud of our team and we are always keen to recognise and congratulate any of our staff who reach long service milestones. This month Richard Baxter and Mick McVay received their very impressive Long Service Recognition certificates for having worked 50 and 30 years respectively at HMD Kontro.
Richard joined us 50 years ago on 20th March 1970 as a Trainee Apprentice and, at the time earned the princely sum of 3 shillings and 10 pennies (19 pence) per hour and 15 days annual holiday. The UK was very different back then with minimal technology, children playing in the streets and the fashion was flared trousers and platform shoes.
At the age of 17, Richard was keen to go to college part time and there he completed his C&G in Mechanical Engineering. Richard still enjoys his job at HMD Kontro, but has reduced to 4 days per week, so that he can spend more time with his wife, Lynne.
Mick joined on 26th March 1990 as a Centre Lathe Turner with a starting salary of £9,500 and has steadily progressed his career with HMD Kontro. Born a US citizen, Mick came to the UK in 1968 in his teenage years and attended school in Wiltshire. Mick lives in Eastbourne and is married to Jane and has 2 daughters. He passed the stringent, “Life in the UK” test and became a Brit in 2017 with HMD honoured to support him.
Both Richard and Mick received their Long Service Recognition certificates as well as bubbly, cake and a beautiful bouquet for their wives. We thank them for their dedicated service to HMD Kontro.