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Saying goodbye to two long-serving colleagues

Last month, we presented gifts to Employment & Skills Manager, Adeana Raper and Chief Buyer, Mick Tomlinson to mark their departures from the company after many years of service.

Adeana was presented with retirement gifts to recognise her 20 years service

Adeana Raper

Retiring in April this year, Adeana was part of the Henry Boot team for 20 years, working in a number of communities to help guide local people into work. Known for her caring and jovial character, Adeana built up relationships with all the teams who were always pleased to see her.

Most recently she worked on The Glass Works in Barnsley, getting involved with many schools and young people through a wide range of career events and activities. An early target of 20 educational workshops was set for the project, but we recently achieved the remarkable feat of delivering over 300. Adeana’s hard work was key to this success, as she built good relationships and constantly engaged schools and colleges in Barnsley.

Adeana was also the Chair of the Supported Internship Group, a Super Enterprise Adviser representing the Sheffield City Region and a member of the More and Better Jobs Working Group.

Trainee Business and Marketing Assistant, Bradley Longford said: “Since starting at Henry Boot Construction you have ultimately shaped me into the person I am today. You always encouraged me to push my own boundaries and I have to thank you for that. The work you did was truly inspirational and I hope I can go on to make a similar impact in the industry.”

Simon Carr presents gifts to Mick, who started at Henry Boot aged 16

Mick Tomlinson

With almost 40 years service, Mick played an integral part in his role as Chief Buyer. He shared his extensive construction knowledge with his dedicated team of buyers to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality materials on-site.

Known for being extremely proactive, organised and a perfectionist, Mick instilled confidence and a can-do attitude to all members of staff under his mentorship whilst maintaining his famously dry sense of humour. Throughout his time at Henry Boot, Mick has proven himself to be a natural leader, always keen to help his team and working with them to further their construction knowledge.

Samantha Dracup, Senior Buyer said: “Thank you for all your patience and advice over the years, I am truly grateful for everything you have taught me.”

Joanna Batten, Buyer said: “Thank you, Mick, for your dedication and perseverance in helping me to improve my knowledge within purchasing. You have been an inspiration and have left us in a prominent position for the future. I will miss your humour, kindness and guidance which you have always shown.”

I would like to thank both Adeana and Mick for their significant contribution to the business over the years. They are going to be missed as colleagues and friends, and I wish them a long healthy prosperous future.

Simon Carr, Managing Director