ANDREW Kenyon, team manager at Marks & Spencer in Llandudno, is celebrating his 25th year working for the high-street retailer.
Andrew decided to join the team in 1997 as a summer fixed-term worker, and has not looked back since.
From working behind the scenes as a warehouse manager, to returning to be the food team manager, his transition in roles across the store has enabled him to advance his skills from on-the-ground assistance, to directing a whole team.
He has also kept M&S Llandudno in the family, with his wife and two daughters working in the same store.
Andrew said: “My favourite thing about working at M&S is the people.
“I get to meet so many different people from customers to colleagues and it’s a real family atmosphere.
“We’ve had customers who have been shopping with us for many years whom we know by name and often have a chat about how they are doing.
“The last 25 years have been such a great experience.
“Most recently, I was part of the setup of moving to our new Llandudno store, which has been a great success, and something we’re all very proud of.”
To celebrate his 25th anniversary, Andrew’s colleagues organised a surprise celebration to congratulate and thank him for all of his hard work.
Katie Whelan, store manager at M&S Llandudno, added: “Andy and his family have become such an integral part of M&S Llandudno that I can’t imagine the place without them.
“Andy is attentive and charming towards his customers and always comes in with a smile on his face – we can’t wait to celebrate his next big anniversary!”