Employee owned Leeds business celebrates staff service

Manufacturing | Yorkshire
Union Industries team

Leeds based Union Industries is celebrating the major work anniversaries of colleagues at its Leeds-based headquarters.

Out of the 75 employees currently working at Union Industries, 10 have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Having joined early on in their careers, nine have been promoted and have personally developed within the business.

Union Industries celebrated the combined 260 years’ long service at its annual staff party, which marks the anniversary of its Employee-Ownership (EO) status.

After 25 years with the company, employees are presented with a special award in recognition of their long service achievement.

Union Industries became an EO organisation in 2014. .

Richard Balmforth, Master Craftsman, is Union Industries’ longest serving staff member, with 37 years’ service.

Tony Metcalfe, Operations Director, comments: “Union Industries is a very special company and people honestly believe that it’s a privilege to work here. The business is keen to play a part in the progression and development of its employees and the fact that we are all owners of the company makes us personally invest in its future success.

“Most importantly, employees are valued at Union Industries. The EO bonus is shared equally, regardless of the person’s job title, and it creates a sense of appreciation and a family atmosphere. Since becoming an EO company each of its employees has enjoyed £10,000 tax free in bonuses.”


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