BUSINESS BYTE: H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. Recognises 295 Years of Service

(l-r): Davidson Remie, Peter George, Nora Joseph, Damian Whitchurch-Aird, Cecilia Williams-Riviere, Roslyn Remie, Mavis Christian, Jessica Bruney, Gerry Aird, Jean Riviere, Jason Whitchurch-Aird & Robertson Joseph.
(l-r): Davidson Remie, Peter George, Nora Joseph, Damian Whitchurch-Aird, Cecilia Williams-Riviere, Roslyn Remie, Mavis Christian, Jessica Bruney, Gerry Aird, Jean Riviere, Jason Whitchurch-Aird & Robertson Joseph.

H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd., established and operating in Dominica for the last 105 years, was surpassed in age by its Long Service Employees who were recognized in a private ceremony at the Main Offices of Whitchurch on Wednesday March 25th, 2015.

Eleven Employees were recognised for their long service to the Company.  When tabulating the number of years for each employee, it was pleasing to note that collectively these equalled 295 years – more than the Company has been in existence.  Gerry Aird, Managing Director congratulated the Long Service Employees and thanking them for their commitment and dedication to the success of the Company.  He impressed on them their role in laying the stepping stones to guide the direction of the newcomers to the Company, recognising their integral role over the years.

Jessica Bruney, Nora Joseph, Davidson Remie, Cecilia Williams-Riviere, Robertson Joseph and Jean Riviere were congratulated for Twenty Years of Service.  Peter George and Donatien Baron were thanked for Twenty-Five Years of Service.  Roslyn Remie was applauded for her Thirty-Five Years of Service.  Human Resources Administrator and Company Secretary, Mavis Christian was thanked for her continued commitment and Forty Years of Service.  Mrs. Christian, in her closing remarks stated, “always save the best for last,” proceeding to recognise a stalwart of the Company.  A gentleman who stood steadfast in times of success and trials to ensure that the quality synonymous with Whitchurch is maintained; his particular attention to detail and expectation of quality and recognition of loyalty created the mission that Whitchurch holds firm to.  Gerry Aird celebrates Fifty Years of Service at H.H.V. Whitchurch & Co. Ltd..  Standing next to him to thank him and congratulate him were his two sons, Jason and Damian Whitchurch-Aird.

Whitchurch thanks its Long Service Employees for their dedication to the Company and reminds all that: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi

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9 Comments

  1. Truthman
    March 2, 2016

    They should all receive a thousand dollars for each year they spent there as a token

  2. Peter Potter
    March 30, 2015

    This is great. Shame that the owners/management still fail to teach their staff some basic customer service skills.

  3. whitchurch customer
    March 29, 2015

    when whitchurch says they ‘recognise the staff long service’………….do they mean they give them a dry plaque or did some money come with it???? 8-O

  4. Malpardee
    March 26, 2015

    Yeah but i was very disappointed when i came home looking for my
    Local bush tea in the boxes , next thing all i seeing is chinese tea and tea i drinking in america. No coco nothing. Bring back the 295 years of our natural products. I know it has to do with the gov’t and imports but as a nation, we need to fight for our local products to be produced and sold.

    • mine
      March 28, 2015

      Everything that happens is the Government, if the Roseau river changes it route and flows into the town will you blame them too.

  5. The Facts
    March 26, 2015

    Excellent saying by Vince Lombardi which you emulate. It is evident in your progress and success and dedicated staff.
    Truer words were never spoken. Each employer, staff and other people in the world should emulate it. What happy and peaceful people and a world it would be.

  6. The Facts
    March 26, 2015

    Congratulations to H.H.V. Whitchurch and staff for dedicated service. I have known this store since I was a child. I am not 295 years although I wished I would live that long and healthily. Wishful thinking. :lol:
    I knew some people who were employed there. One in particular was a dedicated employee of many years and who retired some years ago. I believe she worked at Whitchurch since she left school. If I recall she passed away in 2013. I was sorry I was not in D/ca to attend her funeral. She was a wonderful lady.
    The last time I visited D/ca, I went to Whitchurch to say hello to someone who was employed there. She is now studying in the US. I was surprised to know that Whitchurch has a travel agency. This is advertisement for you. :lol:
    Whitchurch has grown and expanded from those days. It is kind of owners/ management to recognize your staff’s dedicated service.
    I wish you continued progress and success. God’s blessing to each one of you.

  7. Titiwi
    March 26, 2015

    Quality and integrity always endure. Congratulations to all at Whitchurch, a company it is a pleasure to do business with.

  8. eyes open wide
    March 26, 2015

    wish many more Company’s would come on board and do the same let your Employees know how u value there services in making the business grow ,like on the other hand theres some businesses u can kill your self with work and the bosses will never say thanks ,all they care about is making money ,business growning but Employees cant grow with business because they can give them a better pay :oops:

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