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RG Carter awards celebrate loyalty and skill

PUBLISHED: 16:57 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 October 2010

One of the region's biggest building companies, the R G Carter group, which has a reputation for inspiring loyalty and long service, has celebrated a further milestone in the firm's history.

One of the region's biggest building companies, the R G Carter group, which has a reputation for inspiring loyalty and long service, has celebrated a further milestone in the firm's history.

The Group, which employs over 2,000 people across the region, held a glittering evening of entertainment which is known in the firm as the Traditional Foremen's Supper at the Norfolk Showground.

Over 600 guests attended the event, hosted by R G Carter chairman, Robert Carter who said: "I was delighted to be able to present long-service awards to 20 members of staff who had reached 25 years service during the past year; and to make retirement presentations to those who had been with us for over 45 years - including two people who had completed their working life after 50 years.

"I started long-service awards in 1982 and since that time we have always celebrated this loyalty across the Carter Group. We have made over 600 individual 25-year awards and we currently have over 200 people who have been with us for over 25 years.

“Many of these people are children and even grandchildren of employees who started their working life with my father and grandfather. This tremendous loyalty is the cornerstone of our success and the awards reflect the firm's gratitude to the people who are our business".

During the evening Gary Mann, 20, was named as R G Carter's Apprentice of the Year and received his award from John Curtis, who has recently retired after completing 50 years service.


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