A presentation took place at the factory in front of Roberts many colleagues to commemorate the remarkable achievement.
“Over the years I have worked with and known hundreds of fellow workers and have had many good friends working in Ballynahinch, some of those people have sadly passed on but the factory always was and is still continuing to be a close community of which I am proud to be a small part of and health permitting, will still be working her for many years to come” Robert Bradford
John Mellon, Managing Director said:
“It’s an incredible achievement to have racked up 50 years’ service in one company, but to those of us who have had the privilege of working with and getting to know Bob at any stage throughout those 50 years, it comes as no surprise that he is the one who has achieved it. From his early days with Plessey right through the boom and bust periods of the intervening years to today, Bob has always carried out his duties with the utmost professionalism and dedication, many times doing so well beyond the call of duty. But more importantly, Bob is a genuine people person and always has a smile and a joke for everyone who comes into his office no matter what pressure he may be under to keep our systems up and running. From all your colleagues, Bob, past and present and even future – congratulations on a very rare achievement and here’s to the next 50.”