Long-service awards for 84 Go North East employees

No fewer than 84 of Go North East’s (GNE) employees were honoured recently at an event staged at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead, to recognise their long service. .

Chief among them was coachbuilder Philip Mercer, 66, who received an award for his 50 years’ service to GNE and its predecessors. Eight further employees were recognised for 45 years’ service, joined by those who were celebrating periods spanning 25 years and above with the operator.

All those present were given gifts ranging from 300 to 800.

Says Kevin Carr, GNE Managing Director: “This is the most employees to receive awards at the celebration dinner and it’s great to see so many of our dedicated people here.”