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Keepmoat employee celebrates impressive 50-year career in construction

17 November 2017

Housebuilder, Keepmoat Homes is celebrating the career of its longest-serving member of staff, as Senior Site Manager, John Doran, racks up an impressive 50-years of service with the construction firm.

John joined the company in 1967, age 15, as an apprentice joiner, the same year as the world’s first heart transplant, cash machine, and Super Bowl!

Based at Keepmoat’s Wath office in Yorkshire, it was here where he first discovered his passion for the construction industry, with his hard work and enthusiasm rewarded in 1989, when he was promoted to Site Manager.

Fast forward 28 years to John’s current role as Senior Site Manager, he is now responsible for everything relating to the successful delivery of a development – a position which he is able to draw on this extensive knowledge and experience with Keepmoat.

Commenting on his impressive five decades with the company, John said: “I’ve loved every minute of working at Keepmoat Homes, it’s been a great place to learn the trade and I’ve worked with some fantastic people along the way.

“One thing that has always stood out at Keepmoat Homes is how supportive and helpful everyone is.  I’ve always valued the amount of trust that was put in me when I was promoted to site manager and I’m grateful for the opportunities that opened up for me over the years.”

Peter Hindley, COO of Keepmoat Homes, said: “What an incredible achievement!  I’ve had the privilege of working with John for over 30 of his 50 years with Keepmoat Homes and on behalf of everyone – I’d like to not only congratulate John but thank him for the many years of hard work and dedication to the company.  John is well-liked and respected and has become an invaluable member of the team.

“The changes John will have witnessed in the industry since he first started 50 years ago will be unbelievable, as well as the progression of Keepmoat Homes as a company from regional operator to national player. However, John has taken all these changes in his stride and there is nobody more deserving of the role as Senior Site Manager.”

More than 40 Keepmoat Homes colleagues and former employees attended a presentation to celebrate John’s impressive career.

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