Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have recognised two staff members who have been with the company for more than 20 years each.
Tina Sartain and Mark Alder were congratulated by the board, which now runs a business with eight branches across the county – more than twice the number than when the pair began their careers.
Tina started her career as a part time bookkeeper in 1995. As her role developed she became more involved with other aspects of the business and now arranges and conducts funerals at the Douch and Small office in Wimborne.
Mark began his career in 1995 as a general operative at the firm’s Albert Marsh branch in Wareham.
After gaining a thorough knowledge of the business he started to arrange and conduct funerals in 2003 and is now branch manager of both Wareham and Upton offices.
Group managing director Nick Douch said: “Families we deal with like continuity through the generations, which is why we put great emphasis on traditions of our branches and retaining our staff.
“Tina and Mark are an integral part of our success and we hope they’ll be with us for another 20 years.”