Long-standing Dereham car technicians celebrate 25 years on the job

PUBLISHED: 15:59 09 December 2017

(L-R): Gary Coe, Gary Osborn (regional director at Thurlow Nunn) and Steve Jarrett. Photo: Thurlow Nunn

(L-R): Gary Coe, Gary Osborn (regional director at Thurlow Nunn) and Steve Jarrett. Photo: Thurlow Nunn


A Dereham Vauxhall retailer is celebrating after two employees have reached 25 years of continuous service.

Gary Coe, 47, and Steven Jarrett, 42, have both worked as vehicle technicians at Thurlow Nunn for the last quarter century - clocking up an impressive 50 years of service between them.

Both men are from Dereham, and say they are “proud to be such loyal members of a close-knit team.”

Mr Jarrett, who first took his position at the retailer when he was just 17 years-old, said he hasn’t looked back since.

He said: “It seems like only yesterday I first stepped foot onto the forecourt as a fresh-faced teen, and now I’ve been here for a quarter of a century.

“I can’t thank the team enough for all the support they have given me whilst I have been here.”

Mr Coe said he had noticed many changes to the motoring industry over the last 25 years.

He said: “The development of the motor trade and the warmth of the team here at Thurlow Nunn has made it a fast-paced and rewarding place to work, and I’m over the moon to be celebrating my 25th year here.

“I thoroughly look forward to what the future years may bring, particularly with the ongoing advancement of the quality and technology of Vauxhall’s vehicles.”

To celebrate the anniversary of the technicians’ service, Gary Osborn, regional director at Thurlow Nunn in Dereham, rewarded them both with a £250 Red Letter Day voucher each.

Mr Osborn said: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to Gary and Steven for their continued hard work over the years.

“They are highly valued members of the team that are very much respected by everyone in at the dealership.

“They have consistently delivered a high level of service and continually ensured our customers always drive away happy.

“I look forward to many more years of working alongside them.”

A spokesperson for Thurlow Nunn Dereham addded: “With a wealth of motoring knowledge acquired over the many years in the trade, both Gary and Steven have consistently provided top-quality support to Dereham motorists.”

To find out more about Thurlow Nunn Dereham, call 01362 700666 or visit the website:

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