Rachel’s silver service at Wakefield’s Althams Travel

rACHEL hOLT from Althams Travel is celebrating 25 years working for the company, having started on a part-time basis in 1995.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 10:25 am

Now assistant manager at the Wakefield branch of the travel agency, which is on Kirkgate, Rachel isn’t alone in her long service achievement.

Manager Paula Hardwick, and staff members Joanne Merryweather and Dawn Patrice Bailey have also notched up more than 25 years’ service.

Rachel said: “We are like a big family – Althams really looks after its staff. From the counter staff to the managing director, everyone is important.

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“Even though we have 32 branches our managing director still knows everyone’s name.

“In our branch we are like sisters – we know each other so well that we can finish each-others sentences and know that help is always there without needing to ask for it; we’re like a well-oiled machine.”

The company, founded in 1874, prides itself on its relationship with customers, many of whom come back time after time.