Employees clock up 150 years at Gateshead business

Five employees were presented with watches after dedicating 25 years each to working for Rubb Buildings Ltd. A sixth member of staff is set to receive his watch in the New Year.

Christine Mains and Dawn Carter started working at Rubb at the same time in 1987.

Christine said: “We only came for two weeks of Christmas work. I was asked if I wanted to help out and my neighbour Dawn came along as well – and we have been here ever since!” “It has been a really nice company to work for and they really have looked after us as members of staff,” added Dawn.

Factory Supervisor Phil Watson said: “On the whole it has been 25 good years that have gone too quick.”

Welder Fabricator George Coates added: “I was made redundant from my last job in 1984 then my friend Joe got me a short term position at Rubb Buildings while I looked for other work. 25 years later and I am still here – Rubb must be good place to work!”

Site Erector/Welder Fabricator Tony Stewart was also commended for his 25 years’ service. Site Supervisor/Welder Fabricator Trevor Sarginson will receive his watch later in the New Year.

Managing Director Ian Hindmoor said: “It is testament to Rubb and the team we have, that people have remained with the company for so long. It is their dedication and team work that has made Rubb into the successful business it is today.”