A BOROUGH employee who has worked for almost 44 years at Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care has been honoured with the company’s top accolade.
Accounts assistant Cathy McBride, who lives in Sheldon and is based at the national retailer’s Birmingham head office, was praised for her ‘can do’ attitude and dedication when she received the prestigious Sasha Georgevic Award.
The award is given in memory of the company’s late chairman – father to present chairman Nicholas Georgevic and director Mark Georgevic.
Cathy joined Scrivens in April 1973 and her service is believed to be the longest ever achieved by a full-time employee there.
Chairman Nicholas Georgevic said: “Cathy is one of Scrivens’ unsung heroes, consistently fulfilling her responsibilities to the very best of her considerable abilities.
“She is always positive and a worthy recipient of the award.
“Her modesty in the way she goes about her work, the loyalty that she shows to the company and her accuracy are her standout qualities. “Cathy is also a very thoughtful and consistent supporter of her colleagues.”
Delighted Cathy added: “It was such a shock to receive the award and a proud moment too.
“Scrivens has grown so much since I joined but it still feels like a family firm and I feel a part of that family.”
The long serving employee not only knew Sasha Georgevic – she also remembers founder Solomon Scriven too.
The Sasha Georgevic Award is open for all Scrivens’ employees with a minimum of five years’ service and nominations are made by colleagues.
Final selection is made by Nicholas and Mark Georgevic based on outstanding contribution to the business and/or customers, total commitment and all round dedication.