A SCORRIER heating oil firm that has been running for 120 years has rewarded one of its longest-serving employees who joined the business in 1973.
Mitchell and Webber depot manager Roger Mead joined as an administrator, progressing to his current role in 1993.
Mr Mead, from Mabe, near Penryn, was presented with an engraved plate, digital camera kit and flowers for his wife Eunice by directors Ted Webber and Roy Weedon to celebrate the 40 years of service.
Mr Weedon recalled interviewing Mr Mead 40 years ago, saying: "Roger was only 20 when he started at Mitchell and Webber. His celebration of four decades with the business is a tribute to his unwavering enthusiasm and dedication to the job."
Looking back on his long career, Mr Mead said: "I've enjoyed seeing the business grow and develop over the years.
"When I first started, we were a small number of staff and now we're over 60-strong and expanding all the time.
"I feel very proud when I see members of the team I've supported further their careers in the business."
A £400,000 investment has seen Mitchell and Webber acquire four new tankers and open another depot in Tiverton, furthering its reach into Somerset.
"We'll always place great importance on investing in the business and our team," Mr Weedon said.
"Having Roger celebrate his 40th year with us is a real honour and reflects what we're all about. The people are at the heart of Mitchell and Webber – our staff and our customers."