Top trio notch up 120 years...
(14th February 2011)
Three loyal Hertfordshire County Council employees have been honoured for 40 years service to local government.
Senior Analyst Programmer Roy Brightwell, Senior Human Resources Adviser Roy Hardcastle, and Equipment Officer Graham Phillips were thanked for their years of long service by County Council Chairman, Bernard Lloyd at a presentation on Monday.
He said: “You have all dedicated a huge chunk of your working lives to the residents of Hertfordshire. I know how committed you all are and on behalf of the council I would like to offer you our thanks, as well as my personal appreciation, for your hard work."
Roy Brightwell has lived in Hertford all his life and his entire career has been with Hertfordshire County Council, starting work as a project assistant in the Management Services Unit in 1970.
Over the years he has been involved in a range of projects covering just about every county council department, including the introduction of the first computer system in social services and the computerisation of the student enrolment system in all colleges of further education.
He was involved in the development of flexible working and is now Senior Analyst Programmer in the IT department, specialising in the development of databases to automate office and business procedures.
Graham Phillips from Royston joined Hertfordshire in 1970 as an admin trainee before becoming an assistant committee clerk.
He then became an education equipment officer responsible for schools, initially in Stevenage and North Herts, and eventually covering schools across the whole of the county.
One of his key projects involved looking at sustainable resources for furnishing Howe Dell School in Hatfield, the county’s first eco-school.
Roy Hardcastle started his career with Haringey Council in 1966 as a general trainee, working his way up and eventually becoming Head of Pay in the Finance Department.
He joined Hertfordshire’s Schools Human Resources team in October 1993 and is now lead officer in the team, advising schools on a range of staffing issues.
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