Howzat, Brian reaches his half century 

At a time when the industry continues to face a skills shortage, it is remarkable that Surgo Construction, one of the region’s leading construction contractors, continues to celebrate employees’ long service.

This year is no exception, as it marks an outstanding achievement for one of its loyal employees by any industry standards.

Recently, Surgo Construction’s board of directors and head office staff gathered together to witness  director, Jeff Alexander presenting foreman fitter Brian Dunn, the company’s longest-serving member of staff, with his 50-year long service award.

Following in his father Norman’s footsteps, Brian joined the firm as an apprentice plant fitter.  Now, some 50 years on, he has responsibility for the repairs and maintenance of the essential small plant and equipment which is used on Surgo’s numerous sites across the region.

Thanking Brian for his unfaltering commitment, Jeff Alexander, said:

“It is always a great pleasure to celebrate the long service of any employee, however, in Brian’s case, it is rather exceptional that he has stayed with the company for fifty years and is currently our longest serving employee.  He has seen many changes across the industry during his time, not least modernisation and digitisation of equipment, and from everyone at Surgo Construction, I’d like to thank him for his service and dedication to both his job and the company.”

A keen fisherman, Brian was presented with a rod and reel, a bottle of whisky and an engraved whisky tumbler.