Willerby’s big “thanks!” tones

Domestic holidays boom: some of the awarded 200 Willerby employees helping the company meet demand

MAJOR HOLIDAY HOMES manufacturer Willerby celebrated the loyalty of its workforce this spring as more than 200 staff clocked up ten years or more of service.

Almost a fifth of Hull-based Willerby’s 1,100-strong team received recognition for their commitment to the business which in some cases exceeded four decades.

They include families which have worked for the firm through successive generations.

At the specially arranged award presentations, Willerby CEO Peter Munk congratulated and thanked the long-servers for their “admirable dedication”.

Among those thanked by CEO Peter Munk was sales administration lead Kerry Anderson who marks 19 years of service. Her father Terry also works at the company as an aftersales co-ordinator having joined Willerby 16 years ago.

Each received certificates and a bottle of bubbly for reaching their career milesto those marking the longest engagements.

Demand for top-end holiday homes is stronger than ever, said Mr Munk, fuelled by the ever-growing popularity of domestic holidays on holiday parks.

It means, he said, that the company was able to those seeking a career in the leisure home manufacturing industry.

Recently, the company offered 30 new apprenticeship opportunities – the largest single intake of trainee staff in its 75-year history.

“Our long-service awards were a fantastic reminder of how proud we are to have so many staff with such a wealth of experience in the business,” said Mr Munk.

“However, it’s equally wonderful to the younger generation.

“Their commitment and loyalty to grow and develop their careers here,” he added.

Willerby operates two sites in Hull covering around 90 acres, and sustains substantial secondary employment through its “buy local” policy which supports more than 400 suppliers, mainly in East Yorkshire.