An award-winning family-run Suffolk housebuilder is saying farewell to one of its longest-serving members of staff in the company’s 70-year history.
Bennett Homes is wishing Denise Isaacson a happy retirement after an outstanding 50 years’ cumulative service at the Nowton-based business.
Starting in April 1968 at the age of 15 and, with only a short break in 1980 for the birth of her daughter Anouska, Denise has spent her entire working life with Bennett Homes.
She married Kevin in 1972 who also worked for Bennett Homes until his untimely death two years ago.
Denise’s first role was as office junior on a weekly wage of £4, after which she was promoted to secretary to the sales manager, then secretary to the managing director and for the last ten years, customer care co-ordinator.
Edward Parker, managing director of Bennett Homes said: “Denise has been an incredible asset to us over the last 50 years and we are extremely grateful for her loyalty and hard work.
“In her role as customer care co-ordinator, she has displayed her excellent communication skills in handling all our customers’ queries. Over the last 50 years, Denise has seen so many changes in both our business and the industry and acquired a huge wealth of knowledge which will be much missed.
“On behalf of everyone here, I would like to thank her for such outstanding service and wish her a very happy and healthy retirement.”
Denise, who lives in Lakenheath, plans to spend more time travelling and with her family, as well as baking and reading.