Woman's 25 years at Thetford company

A WOMAN who has committed her working life to a Thetford company has completed a quarter of a century.

A WOMAN who has committed her working life to a Thetford company has completed a quarter of a century.

Credit controller Ellen Sharp has worked at Pearsons Thetford Ltd for the past 25 years during which time she has seen a raft of changes.

Mrs Sharp first joined the recycling company in 1984 when there was a fleet of three, a staff of 10 and paper was baled by hand.

Today, the company runs a fleet of 36, staff of 100 and operate two automated balers.

Affectionately known as “The Oracle”, Mrs Sharp celebrated with the unveiling of a truck named after her, and she was presented with flowers and champagne.

Chairman of the company Pat Pearson, said: “Ellen is more than just an employee; she is a member of our family.”

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Mrs Sharp added: “I can't thank everyone enough for the fuss they have made, I am completely overwhelmed.”