Honour for long-serving staff member at Southwold’s Adnams

A long serving member of staff at Southwold brewery Adnams has celebrated 40 years of working for the firm.

Michael Ladd joined the company on Monday, November 8 1971 for the company's finance team based at the East Green office where his first pay packets were the princely sum of �35 a month.

Mr Ladd, who has also been mayor of Southwold and is a town councillor, is now the company's manager for human resources.

Recalling the early days of his career Mr Ladd said: 'One of my first jobs, which I kept for many years, was winding up the grandfather clock which still stands on the landing.

'I can remember the first photocopier we had, which was a wet one and we had to hang the copy up for a few minutes to dry.

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'Adnams has changed considerably over my 40 years, but I have to say many of them were for the better and I have worked with many interesting people.

'Some of course were more interesting that others!'

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As a celebration of Mr Ladd's long service he was presented with a framed brewing record form his first day at work.

A spokesman for Adnams said: 'Congratulations Michael on your 40 years of service with Adnams.'

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