A man who was born in Fulbeck is celebrating 25 years with a company based in the village.
Mike Cottingham works for Asher Swimpool Centre Ltd where, last Friday, staff presented him with a gift to mark his 25 years with the firm.
Mike, 47, who now lives in Bracebridge Heath, was given a gift of a stay in a hotel of his choice in the Lake District, a part of the world he enjoys. The gift will allow him to enjoy his hobbies of photography and bird watching.
Mike, who has two daughters, used to volunteer for the RSPB and gave talks to community groups.
When Mike joined Asher Swimpools he was an engineer involved in building work and servicing, now much of his work is office-based.
Mike said: “It is very much like a family here. Some of the guys have worked here a long time so it’s like a family environment.”
The family company was started in the village by John and Brenda Asher more than 40 years ago.
Sales director Claire Asher said: “Mike is a very reliable and knowledgeable guy, well repected and always asked for in the industry.”
In 2012, another employee John Devonish also celebrated 25 years with the company.