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Classic Canes' Valerie celebrates 30 years

Walking stick specialists Classic Canes of Hinton St George, Somerset, held a party last Friday to celebrate employee Valerie Manley’s 30th anniversary with the family firm

Mrs Manley has worked as a warehouse assistant at Classic Canes for three decades, packing and despatching walking sticks to the company’s customers around the world. The Directors of the company presented her with an engraved crystal vase, a bouquet of flowers and a long weekend for two at a luxury hotel.

Managing Director, Charlotte Gillan, said: 'We are very grateful to Valerie for three decades of hard work, loyalty and lots of fun. She is at the core of our team and a much-loved member of staff.'

Mrs Manley said: 'I have really enjoyed my thirty years at Classic Canes and seeing how the business has grown and changed in that time. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.'

Left to right: Ben Porter, Diana Porter, Valerie Manley and Charlotte Gillan celebrate Valerie’s 30th anniversary with Classic Canes

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