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Alison celebrates 45th anniversary at EGGER site

EGGER Hexham’s longest serving employee Alison Bird reaches 45-year career milestone.

Tuesday 10th November marks the anniversary of Accounts Coordinator, Alison Bird, joining the wood-based materials manufacturer in November 1975.

Corbridge resident, Alison, started her career with Weyroc as an office junior, and became an EGGER employee nine years later when the company took over the site in 1984.

Alison, originally from Sandhoe, wanted to work locally and was delighted to accept the role at Weyroc in 1975. During her career, Alison has undertaken many different development and training opportunities with EGGER, including a two-year Association of Accounting Technician qualification, which led her to her current role in Finance.

EGGER Hexham’s longest serving employee Alison Bird.
She is also one of seven Better Health at Work Ambassadors, who look after the wellbeing of EGGER’s employees.

Alison said, “I am delighted to have reached this milestone in my career at EGGER. I am very grateful for the opportunities EGGER has provided for me, and the many friendships I have made over the years.”

Alison continues, “I have seen the business develop significantly over the last 45 years, but it has always kept the family touch. I would not hesitate to recommend EGGER as a place to work. It is the largest manufacturing employer in Northumberland and has fantastic opportunities for employees to develop their skills further.”

As well as a successful career at EGGER, Alison also met her husband, Derek, at the site. Therefore, she also has the company to thank for 19 years of happy marriage!

Jonathon Stephens, Plant Manager, Finance and Administration, stated, “I would like to thank Alison for her hard work and commitment over the last 45 years. It is a fantastic achievement and we are proud to have her as part of our team at EGGER Hexham.”

Alison is one of two employees to reach their 45-year career milestone at EGGER Hexham in 2020. Alan Barker reached his 45th anniversary in August, just before retiring from his role as Process Operator in October.

For more information, please contact Kate.Wallace@egger.com.