Preston woman honoured with Boots 50 Year award

Elaine Robinson was the guest of honour at a special event to mark 50 years of helping people feel good.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 5:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:17 pm
Elizabeth Fagan, Elaine Robinson and Alex Gourlay

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The event, held at the historic Boot family home in Nottingham, celebrated the induction of Elaine and seven other new members to the Boots 50 Year Club. The club, now in its second year, was created to recognise and celebrate the long serving colleagues who have 50 or more years’ employment at Boots.Elaine, 65, joined the company in August 1968 in the Preston Fishergate store within the record department and is now customer assistant.She said: “It feels wonderful to be recognised as one of the members of the 50 Year Club. I’ve lots of fond memories of Boots, of both the customers and colleagues, and am so proud to have achieved 50 years of service here in Fishergate.“I remember when I joined, the weekly wage was five pounds and five shillings. I have done lots of different roles, and like it when colleagues come to me for advice. but I’ve loved getting to know my customers personally over the years – particularly seeing them and their families grow.” Elaine joined Elizabeth Fagan, senior vice president and managing director of Boots, and Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, at the celebratory event in Nottingham, and was presented with a personalised history of Boots and her career.Elizabeth Fagan, comments: “Celebrating 50 years of employment is an amazing achievement, especially when remaining loyal to one company throughout. Our colleagues are at the very heart of our business, and we know that our success is based on the care that each colleague demonstrates for each other and for their communities. This is a very special moment for each of our eight colleagues joining the Boots 50 Year Club, and one that should be truly honoured.”

Liz Jones, friend of Elaine Robinson, Elaine Robinson and Fiona Holland-Berry, store manager, Boots Preston