Coleraine Asda staff celebrate ‘Big Anniversary

©/Lorcan Doherty Photography - July 31st 2012. ''Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography
©/Lorcan Doherty Photography - July 31st 2012. ''Photo Lorcan Doherty Photography

COLERAINE staff members from Asda were part of a group of colleagues from throughout the UK who celebrated a mammoth combined 41,040 years of service at Asda’s ‘Big Anniversary’ event last week.

The annual celebration, which is now in its 12th year, recognises colleagues with 25, 30 and even 40 years of service with the business and was held at Doncaster Racecourse in South Yorkshire.

The annual ‘Big Anniversary’ celebration is just one of the ways the supermarket – which was voted Britain’s Favourite at the recent Grocer Gold Awards – recognises the efforts of its long-serving colleagues, who also received an extra week’s holiday and £300 each.

Hayley Tatum, Executive People Director for Asda, said: “The Big Anniversary is our way of saying thank you for the huge effort that these colleagues put in, year in year out, and with over 40,000 years of service between them, it really was a day to remember.”