Loyal Bield Staff Clock Up 500 Years Of Service

Dedicated staff at Bield - who together can boast nearly 500 combined years of service - have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the leading housing and care provider.

Gail Barclay, who has worked with Bield for 15 years, was one of 27 employees praised for the important and long-running role they play in enriching the lives of older people.

Gail, who is part of the Service Contracts Team based in Glasgow, said: “It’s really amazing to have received my 15 years long service award from Bield as they are a great organisation to work for.

“I worked in the Care Services Department for 14 years and in the last year I moved to property services where I work in the Service Contracts Team.

“It is great how much Bield does for older people. To be a part of an organisation that does so much for their customers and to actually see the benefits is really rewarding.  It makes me really happy to think we are making a difference.”

Gail was one of 27 staff members who between them have accumulated 495 years working for Bield.

As a thanks for her longstanding dedication to Bield, Gail was presented with a certificate in front of fellow colleagues, tenants, owners and Board Members at this year’s AGM.

Interim Chief Executive Charlie Dickson said: “None of what Bield has achieved over the last 48 years in delivering quality housing and care services would have been possible without the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our staff at all levels.

“We are extremely fortunate to have so many good people working for Bield who often go above and beyond the call of duty.

“It is so important for Bield to recognise their dedication as without them we would struggle to provide the consistent level of service that we do.”

Bield has been providing high quality housing and related services in Scotland for nearly 50 years, promoting a ‘Free to Be’ ethos that allows older people to live independent lives with help on hand.

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