Three employees of a Stoke-on-Trent window company have racked up 63 years’ service between them.
Target Windows, based in Meir Heath, has branches in Stone and Uttoxeter and is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Ken Roberts, from Stone, has worked for the company for 25 years after starting as a sales advisor.
The 68-year-old is now semi-retired and assists the current sales team. He said: “The customers have become much more discerning and the range of products offered now means the sales team have to have far more product knowledge.”
He added: “I wouldn’t change anything because I enjoy my job and working for a family-run company.”
Showroom assistant Brenda Parkes, 59, from Uttoxeter, has served Target Windows for 20 years and is so dedicated to the company that many call her Mrs Target.
She said: “I will go out of my way to help people choose the right product for their needs and requirements. You could say I’m like a stick of rock – cut me in half and it will say Target Windows through and through! This wouldn’t have been possible without the recognition and support of the family, Jane, Alan, Mick and Guy, for which I’m very grateful.”
Brenda has enjoyed working in different departments, starting with the Uttoxeter showroom and progressing to the service department before being based where she is now, at the Stone showroom.
She said: “The double-glazing industry has changed and improved so much over the years with many more quality UPVC products available, and being FENSA registered is a great boost for us here at Target Windows.”
Mark Underwood, 51, from Meir Hay, has worked for the small family-run company for 18 years as a surveyor. His role now also includes running the building works related to conservatories and home extensions.
He said: “The range of products and services has increased, along with customer expectations of a well-established company like Target.
“I enjoy working with a fantastic team, who are always there to help and back you up with any situation. They are not just work colleagues, but good friends and I am proud to have been involved and to have seen how the company has grown to what it is now.”
To mark the company’s 35th anniversary Target Windows is currently offering 35% off all windows doors and conservatories on selected orders. For more information visit www.targetwindows.co.uk or call 01782 398021.