Following Grapevine’s recent 30th anniversary in business, two members of staff are celebrating major milestones with the company this month.
Donna Fletcher, who first joined the Poole based business technology provider via a college placement in April 1993 while she gained an NVQ, is Grapevine’s longest serving employee at an exceptional 30 years.
The past three decades have seen major changes in the industry and prolonged periods of economic uncertainty. Donna reflects on how her employment with Grapevine has continued to provide stability.
“Grapevine has been the one constant throughout my adult life. Our ever-evolving sector has kept me on my toes and long may I continue to learn!”
For Ed Shaw, visiting Grapevine’s former retail store on Poole High Street to buy a car charger for his Nokia 1611 unexpectedly led to a job in that same branch. 25 years later this moment of fate has continued to pay dividends.
“The opportunities for growth and development, the supportive and collaborative culture, plus the many great colleagues I’ve had the pleasure of working with have all made it an unforgettable journey” Ed shares. “I am grateful for the memories, friendships, and experiences that I have gained during my time at Grapevine so far.”
In recognition of their anniversaries, Donna and Ed were presented with custom made awards, featuring a mobile phone from the year in which they joined the business.