FIVE dedicated employees of a specialist company based in Great Leighs have been rewarded for their long service.

J.S.Wright and Sons, a specialist cricket bat willow supplier based in Boreham Road, presented the team members with £500 vouchers for John Lewis and certificates to celebrate their 25 years or more in the job.

Roger Frampton, Brian Childs, Ann Garrett, Graham Marshall and Bruce Arthy have a combined 196 years experience between them, all acquired at the successful family business.

Jeremy Ruggles, director at J.S.Wright and Sons, said: "We recently signed up for the services of an HR company who in consultation with all employees and directors came up with a overhaul of the benefits and contracts we offer to all staff.

"This will make our factory and offices a better place to work, increase morale and the sort of place where people want to come to work and stay as a career.

"We would like to thank these members of staff particularly for their long service and helping get the company to where it is today."