Meet the eight great colleagues at our North Hykeham store in Lincoln who’ve been happy to help customers for a combined total of 250 years!

Liz, Margaret, Jane, Lynn, Elaine, Sheila, Rita and Jayne all got together for this photo taken by the store’s Community Champion Paula Robinson after realising their incredible service milestone.

Deputy store manager Shaun Raymond said: "We have quite a few long-serving colleagues here and they absolutely love the job; they’re just a joy to work with.

“They are all so flexible and they’ve done a great job across many of the departments.”

The longest serving of the eight colleagues is Rita Rymer, who’s 71 and has worked in various departments of the store for 36 years.

Rita, who has four children, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, said: "For the past 20 years we’ve all worked together and socialised together too. We all get on really well and often go for meals out together.

“I’m happy to keep working. One day I’ll wake up and say ’I’ve had enough’, but until that day I’m going to keep going because I enjoy my job.”

Also working at the store are three generations of the same family including a couple who are in their eighties. Find out more here.