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CH&Co founders celebrate 400 years of loyal service

Smiles all round as Ampersand caters party in honour of loyal staff members
There is no sign more sure of a thriving, well-run business than staff that stay the distance. In the high-turnover world of contract catering, retaining employees throughout the years is really something to celebrate, and the mood was joyful when the executive board at Ampersand's parent company, CH&Co, hosted a tea party to mark 400 years of continuous service from 32 members of staff, including founders Tim and Robyn Jones, OBE.

The event began with a special ceremony to honour those members of staff who had clocked up ten, 15 or 20 years with the company, each awarded a commemorative pin and a certificate signed by Robyn and Tim. Then it was time for a tea at a party, catered, of course, by Ampersand and hosted at 28 Portland Place.

The celebratory mood will continue in the summer when 130 more loyal members of CH&Co staff will be honoured for their loyal five years of service.
“As a long-serving staff member myself, I know that it takes loyalty, determination and sticking power to give 20 years’ service! And in an industry with high staff turnover, we consider ourselves tremendously lucky to have so many talented, dedicated and hard-working members of staff still with us year after year”.

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