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Long-Serving Staff Members Recognised at H W Martin

Long-Serving Staff Members Recognised at H W Martin


Good people are an asset to a growing and successful business. It is no surprise that along with the many years of growth enjoyed by the Martin Group, there are several members of staff who have given lengthy service and been a key part of the success of the business.

H W Martin recently gave official recognition to three long-serving individuals, who between them have a combined service of more than 80 years.

John Hutchinson has been with the business for over 30 years, keeping H W Martin (Fencing Contractors) Ltd stocked up with materials and completing site clearances with skill and professionalism, using his bespoke lorry with grab and trailer.

John Hutchinson working on the A38 in 1998

Geoff Kearsley has spent 22 years working his way up from the shop floor to become General Manager of H W Martin (Plant) Ltd. The Plant company provides the fleet of vehicles and equipment (in excess of 820 assets) that keeps the Martin Group operational, at the same time as providing a DAF parts and service business, and delivering services to many external commercial fleet clients.

Geoff Kearsley dealing with a mobile plant manufacturer in 1999

Robin Akers began his career at H W Martin 28 years ago, erecting roadside crash barriers for H W Martin Safety Fencing Ltd. Robin has progressed through the ranks, being one of the founding members of the team when the Group’s waste management company was established and working his way up the company to his recently announced position of Director for H W Martin Waste Ltd.

Mark Faulconbridge, a Group Director, was proud to officially recognise John, Geoff and Robin’s length of service and continuing hard work and commitment to the organisation. All three were awarded special bonuses and benefits at a recent presentation at the Group’s headquarters.

(from left) Geoff Kearsley, John Hutchinson and Robin Akers, pictured in front of John’s latest grab lorry, after the event officially recognising their long service