Bedford held its ‘Years of Service Awards’ yesterday on the Port Lincoln foreshore. It’s the first time Bedford has held its awards ceremony on the International Day of People with Disability.
The Awards Day celebrated the life-changing achievements of five members of the Bedford community on the Eyre Peninsula.
The award winners Craig Gerschwitz, Paul Dunn, Geoff Varney, Jade Parfitt and Seth Carey each received their awards from new Port Lincoln Mayor Brad Flaherty.
Bedford’s CEO Maggie Dowling said that the awards are an important way to recognise the significant contribution our team members make to the local community.
“Apart from our Port Lincoln recipients, we’re also presenting awards to three South Australian employees who have notched up more than 50 years each!
To me, that’s a sign Bedford supports its staff and gives people with disability opportunities to realise their goals.”
Bedford employees in Port Lincoln gain valuable on-the-job skills and undertake nationally recognised training qualifications, ensuring both work satisfaction and a quality service to customers.