Hoppe (UK) has congratulated two team members, warehouse manager Tony Firth and stock controller Jo-anne Neale as they mark their silver jubilee. Both Tony and Jo-anne worked for Charter Hardware when it was acquired by Hoppe (UK) in 1997.

Tony joined as a picker in the warehouse and has since held many other roles including goods inwards supervisor and stock controller before becoming warehouse manager in 2007.

Jo-anne started as a receptionist until 2004, when she joined the purchasing team as a purchasing administrator. She has been in her most recent role for eight years.

CEO Ged Ryan said: “Tony and Jo-anne have seen many big changes including the creation of Hoppe’s sister brand, Arrone, and moving to our current premises in Gailey Park, Wolverhampton, in 1999. This year has certainly not run as expected and brought unique challenges, but milestone celebrations like this provide a great opportunity to celebrate with the team and inject some positivity.

“Tony and Jo-anne’s loyalty to is testament to what a great team we have here. Nearly a third of the UK team has been with the business for over 10 years. The loyalty of the team is at the heart of our success and first-class customer service.”

Tony and Jo-anne were presented with their long service awards at a social distanced ceremony.