Staff rewarded for their long service to the County Council

Between them they have racked up over 300 years of service to Buckinghamshire County Council. From social workers to archivists and IT specialists to teaching assistants, they have each dedicated more than a quarter of a century to working in local government and yesterday (19 October) their hard work and commitment was formally recognised in a special awards ceremony.

The 12 individuals were invited to attend a ceremony at the Judges Lodgings in Aylesbury where they were presented with their awards by County Council Chairman Patricia Birchley and congratulated by Chief Executive Rachael Shimmin and Gill Quinton, Executive Director of Resources.

Speaking at the awards Tricia Birchley said: “I would like to personally thank these members of staff for their dedication to the Council. Working in any organisation for such a long period of time you are bound to come across many changes and challenges but it is a testament to their loyalty and commitment to the council that these members of staff have chosen to continue working here for so long. We at the council and the people of Buckinghamshire who continue to benefit from their hard work and dedication to their jobs are truly grateful.”

25 years’ service awards:

  • Tamsin Edmonds, Social Work Assistant, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • Graham Gyde, Senior SAP Analyst
  • Sam Joiner, Collections Care and Conservation Officer, Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
  • Jo Keattch, Social Worker Manager
  • Madeleine Loxton, Quality Manager
  • Sally Mason, Collections Archivist
  • Cath Page, ICT Training Officer, Learning and Development
  • Lorna Paxton, Commissioning Officer, CSC&L
  • Rachel Simon, Collections Officer, Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
  • Cheryl Turnbull, Pensions Officer
  • Joyce Yabsley, Buckingham School

30 years’ service award:

  • Rebecca Duncumb, Commissioning Support Officer, Schools