Simon clocks up 25 years!

There was meerkat cake all round as Accounts Supervisor, Simon Beattie, clocked up his 25th year at DZG.

To mark his silver anniversary, Simon was presented with retail vouchers and thanked for his efforts by Zoo Director Derek Grove.

Simon, pictured, said: “I’ve seen lots of changes over the years, including the introduction of credit cards, as everything was cash-based when I first started back in 1992.

“I was always the last person to go home at the end of the day, as I had to wait for people to bring all the day’s takings to me, which I had to bank before leaving and that no longer happens.

“It’s a great place to work with a group of wonderful people and 25 years have flown by.”

DZG has a number of long serving staff members who have been with us for more than two decades and we’ve introduced the celebratory presentation to all employees who reach landmark milestones over 25 years.

Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “We’re proud to have dedicated members of staff like Simon who have been with us for a lengthy time and contributed to the continuing success of the zoo.

“We have nine members of staff who have already clocked up more than 25 years here, but we’ve decided to introduce long service achievements to celebrate particular milestones so we can show our appreciation to our valued team.”