13 December 2022
Operations manager Bob Pratt has completed 40 years of service at Enfield-based heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes.
Bob started out on the warehouse floor at TG Lynes’ former Kings Cross base before rising through the ranks and today oversees the warehouse team.
He said: “I’m very proud to have been with TG Lynes for 40 years and to have enjoyed a full and rewarding career with the business through a period of great change and expansion. I finished school on the Friday and started in the warehouse on the Monday. It was only supposed to be a stopgap as I was intending on going to college to study catering, but I enjoyed it so much I decided to stay where I was.
“My weekly pay packet was £60 and I had £2.25 an hour for overtime. Everything was handwritten on stock cards and you had to have two years of experience before you could pick an order. Obviously things have changed dramatically and, with the arrivals of computers, it’s much easier to find the products customers need quickly and efficiently.”
Other long-serving colleagues at TG Lynes include category manager Alan Brett (44 years), hire supervisor Gerard Rene (43 years), sales executive Michael Brett (37 years), sales director Joseph Kane (36 years) and warehouse operative Barry Lines (33 years).