Sharon Thomas’ 25 years of hard work has been recognised by Roadchef, one of the UK’s largest Motorway Service operators, with the Long Service Award.
Starting her career in 1989 at just 16 years old, Sharon joined the Roadchef team at Sandbach services in the Orchards Restaurant as a seasonal worker to help with the Blackpool coach trade.
From there, Sharon’s career went from strength to strength, moving to Café Continental where she became a valued member of the team before taking some time off to have her first child. Returning as the sandwich maker in Restbite, Sharon later moved into Wimpy as a supervisor, showcasing her adaptability and thorough professionalism.
Sharon temporarily moved to Costa in 2008 as assistant unit manager before being promoted to Stafford services where she has remained since 2010 as Costa unit manager.
Roadchef employs more than 3,200 people in the UK across its 30 locations and boasts an outstanding employee retention record.
Sharon said of her achievement,
“I have always enjoyed my work, both at Sandbach and Stafford services. Throughout my career I have worked with enthusiastic and committed individuals that have made my time here a pleasure. It is a real honour to receive this award.”
Site Director, Liane Stubbs added,
“It is excellent to see someone who was one of our youngest team members move up through the ranks over 25 years of dedicated hard work. Roadchef is functional 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and its people like Sharon that make this possible. I hope this reward reminds Sharon just how valued she is as an essential part of our team here at Stafford.”