'Pay Roll' Manager Angie Wicks celebrates over 18 years with Lynch.

Angie has just celebrated working at Lynch’s Head Office for over 18 years and recently received her well-deserved long service award from Operations Director Merrill Lynch.

Before joining Lynch Angie had been working for a dispatch company where once again she again demonstrated a loyalty to her employer seldom seen these days - being employed for 19 years before having to take voluntary redundancy, due to the company relocating from Park Royal to Central London.

When she first started with Lynch on 24th November 2000 Angie was employed two days a week as a part-time 'Payroll Administrator'. At that time the Accounts Department was based in a small portacabin in a very muddy yard while Lynch’s new offices were being renovated. Recalling those early days she said "After a few uncomfortable months working from the portacabin we moved into very posh offices in Forth Way Wembley. We remained there until August 2008 when we moved again into new offices at Stanmore. At the time I was still only working two days a week. However, Celia my boss (sorry Liam!!) asked me if I could help in the Purchase Ledger Department processing all the payments for our Haulage Department suppliers and this soon turned into a full time role. It was tough at the time as I had two small children (Daisy and Amy) but Celia was an amazing boss and accommodated me as needed."

She added "During the time I have been at Lynch the payroll has grown from 100 people to over 1,000, which meant the payroll itself became a full-time job. I now have Charlotte working alongside me making sure that all our ladies and gentlemen are paid correctly and on time. Over the years I have worked with so many great people, some who have left and who I am still good friends with today. I have seen Robert and Merrill grow from children into adults. Likewise my two daughters — Daisy and Amy — who are now fully pledged 'Lynch Girls'."

When asked why she has stayed with Lynch for so long Angie commented, "I am very proud to work for such a great company. I always say be loyal to your employer and they will be loyal to you. Work hard and always do your best and you won’t go far wrong. Where possible go the extra mile and everyone will benefit in the end."

From a company point of view it is without doubt that everybody will get to speak to Angie at some point and we can guarantee 100% that Angie will always try to help anyone at any time.

Lynch would like to thank Angie for all her hard work and dedication and we look forward to her continuing to be with the company for many years to come.