The longest serving member of staff at Webhelp UK’s Rothesay contact centre was the centre of attention at a presentation ceremony this week.
Jackie Reynolds received a bouquet of flowers, certificate and a custom-labelled bottle of champagne as a thank you gift from the company’s chief executive David Turner.
Jackie was one of the first people employed by what was then Telecom Service Centres Ltd when the company was established in Rothesay in December 1994 - and though the firm is a very different beast today, forming part of a Webhelp empire which now stretches around the world and employs thousands of people across the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa, Jackie is still delighted to be part of the family.
“I’ve been very, very fortunate,” Jackie told The Buteman. “I took a chance when I applied for a receptionist’s job with TSC, but it’s the best move I’ve ever made - and I’ve never regretted it.”
Awards to mark 15 years of service were also given to five members of the Rothesay team - Catherine Docherty, Helen McCallum, Irene Hughes, Janet McKay and Jackie Howard.
Mr Turner said: “Our business has grown massively in the last 20 years, but it’s important to remember where we started, and that was here in Rothesay.
“Our business is only as strong as the people who work in it, and you should all be very proud that you’ve contributed not only to the growth of Webhelp but to the growth of your community as well.”