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22nd September 2010

Robin notches Up 25 years of service

Production supervisor Robin Butcher has received a well-earned thank you from Checkmate for 25 years of service.

Robin (42) joined Checkmate, shortly after leaving school and a spell on a Government Scheme earning £25 per week. Through the Sheppey grapevine he heard about jobs rolling and stamping slings and general labouring at Checkmate’s former facility in Bluetown. He went on to undertake a variety of roles including working in the PVC department, driving the van and storeman before becoming production supervisor. In 2004 Checkmate received the Queens Award for International Trade and Robin was chosen to receive the Crystal Bowl and Scroll from the Lord Lieutenant during his visit to the factory as the Queen’s representative.

After receiving well earned thanks from the company for his loyalty, Robin was asked what made him stay so long. He said “Checkmate is a family company but I have always felt comfortable. I enjoy the work and there have been many exciting changes over the last few years.”

Checkmate managing partner Oliver Auston presented Robin with a voucher. When asked what he would spend it on Robin said “I thought I would spend it on fishing gear, but will probably end up taking my family away for a break.”

As well as fishing, Robin enjoys playing badminton and is a QPR fan. Never mind.