Loyal staff win praise

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LONG-serving employees who clocked up 450 years of service between them were honoured at their company’s awards evening.

Sheffield International Venues, which runs leisure and sports facilities such as the Don Valley Stadium and Ponds Forge, celebrated the achievements of the 27 staff, who had each completed 30 years’ service, during the event at City Hall.

Among the group were Don Valley Stadium’s events manager Guy Naylor, Andy Morbin, assistant operations manager at Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen, group sales and marketing manager Paul Green and head green keeper at Tapton Park Golf Course, Steven Fletcher.

Further awards given out during the evening included employee of the year, which was won by Denise McCatty, domestic assistant at Ponds Forge, and venue of the year, awarded to Concord Sports Centre. A raffle raised £1,600 for Within Reach, a Sheffield based charity which encourages disabled people to take part in sport.