Now that's what I call 1996! Admiral honours long serving staff
It was the year football came home, the Spice Girls re-invented pop music and Dolly the sheep became the first ever animal to be successfully cloned.
And, in South Wales, Admiral was spending 1996 busily building up its fledgling insurance business with a batch of new starters eager to make a difference.
Now, 20 years later, with memories of their first day still fresh in their mind, those long serving staff are being recognised for two decades in our award-winning organisation.
Justin Beddows, Admiral's Head of Consumer and Content PR (pictured above) , joined our Claims department in the summer of 1996 only intending to stay for a few months.
Looking back on his career Justin said: “July 1996 was the month The Spice Girls released Wannabe, it was also the month I started working at Admiral.
“I applied to work in the Claims department, it appealed to me as it involved dealing with a lot of different calls and situations. I liked the idea of helping out customers during a difficult time.”
Wendy Sleat also joined our Customer Services team in 1996 and has enjoyed a career involving highlights such as training our very first staff in Bangalore, India.
Wendy (pictured above with Senior People Services Executive James Morris who is also celebrating 20 years at Admiral) said: “I started in the Admiral Customer Services department when the Swansea site first opened.
“Between January and May 2002 I went to India to help train and support the very first Customer Service intakes in Bangalore.
“My current role as Executive Recruitment Manager has evolved over time. In addition to recruiting for more senior or niche roles within the business, I’m also involved in social media related projects and immigration matters for our staff and new hires.”
Admiral recognises long serving staff with £50 in vouchers, an award ceremony and a paper weight for those with five years service.
After 10 years with Admiral our staff are invited to a dinner with our senior managers and after 15 years employees are given hospitality tickets to watch Wales Rugby play in the Six Nations tournament at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Staff with 20 years service are also treated to hospitality tickets to see Wales play in the Six Nations in Cardiff.
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