Long Service Awards

Working at Ernest Doe

A company is only as good as the staff that work for it. We are extremely proud of our staff retention figures and celebrate long service with an annual 'gold watch' ceremony celebrating the 25th work anniversary of each of our team members who reach this milestone.



The first gold watch was presented in 1958 to mark the 50th anniversary of L Atkins. Since then, we have presented over 290 watches to every member of staff who has achieved 25 years’ service, in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to our company.

In October 2022, we were delighted to celebrate an incredible 225 years of service with the presentation of 7 gold watches and a marble bird bath! Clive Harris, our company cashier based at our Ulting head office, reached an impressive milestone with 50 years’ service, having joined our business in 1972!

50 years’ service is a remarkable achievement – thank you for your loyal service and dedication Clive.

Colin E Doe, Chairman

Previous recipients

Previous recipients

Please browse our archive of long service award winners.

Long service news

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£4,500 raised for Action Medical Research

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Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We share the grief of the nation at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Royal Family and all those affected by her loss.

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