THE UK’s largest online ironmongery supplier has recognised its longest serving staff.

A series of awards have been recently presented to employees Basildon-based Ironmongery Direct for more than ten years.

One staff member, Jim Cook, distribution centre team member at the company has been with the company for 17 years.

Sue James, senior contact centre advisor, celebrated her 21st work anniversary at the end of June.

She said: “I am very proud to have worked for IronmongeryDirect for such a long period of time.

"It’s a fantastic place to work, and I must have spoken to thousands of customers.

"The job brings me the satisfaction of knowing that I’m helping each tradesperson find what they need for their business or to improve their home.”