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Our fabulous colleague Harry, 75, always goes the extra mile at Asda Benton

January 14, 2020 02:10 PM

Our fabulous colleague Harry Robinson has been a friendly face at our Benton site for nearly 48 years.

Harry started working at O'Hare and Bowmans garden centre on the Benton site in March 1972. The firm was taken over by the Co-op who turned it into a supermarket and then it became an Asda in 1999.

He said: "I know it may sound silly to some people, but I just love working. Work is actually my hobby – I'd be bored if I didn't work. On a night shift I can easily walk about six to seven miles, or 18,000 steps. That keeps me fit and young! When people see me they can't believe I'm 75.

"My aim at the moment is to do my 50 years' service. I've no plans to retire just yet."

Store manager Darren Binks says Harry is an inspiration.

He said: "What can you say about Harry? His worth ethic is unbelievable. He just has a thirst for life and he loves working. He's an extremely popular member of the team here at Benton. You can't stay at a business for that long without being popular!"

The store's community champion Lesley Barnes said: "Harry is amazing. He's a great character, always smiling and always happy to go the extra mile."