Loyal Paul rewarded for two decades of service

Paul Johnson (left) receives his long service award from Phil Ball, sales director at Alpha Rail
Paul Johnson (left) receives his long service award from Phil Ball, sales director at Alpha Rail

Senior Estimator Paul Johnson recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary working at Alpha Rail.

Paul joined the Huthwaite-based metal railings and gates specialists back in April 1998, when the firm operated out of its old factory on Urban Road in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

And he has remained a key part of the sales team ever since.

His daily duties over the past 20 years have included pricing a wide 
variety of projects that Alpha Rail completed, as well as being the point of contact for architects and clients with their initial enquiries.

Throughout his tenure, Paul has played a major role in the completion of some of Alpha Rail’s most notable projects.

These have included the athletes village for the London 2012 Olympics and the restoration of the original Jack Hobbs gates at the Kia Oval cricket ground in London.

Paul has also worked on several projects closer to home, such as the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham.

To celebrate his anniversary and long service, Paul was presented with a new watch by Phil Ball, sales director at Alpha Rail.

Paul said “It’s been a privilege to work for Alpha Rail for the past 20 years.

“I can honestly say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my role here, mainly due to the shared passion for the business among my colleagues and the prestigious projects that I am able to get involved in.

“Alpha Rail has come a long way since I started, and I’m proud to have been a part of the progression.”

Mr Ball added: Paul has, and will continue to be, a valued member of the Alpha Rail family.

“His hard work and dedication to maintaining high standards epitomises what we at Alpha Rail strive to achieve on a daily basis.

“He is a real credit to the company and I want to congratulate him on his long service award.

“Alpha Rail has been manufacturing metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrail for more than 30 years.

“And the company is proud to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke metalwork.

“Many employees have been a part of Alpha Rail for years, which shows true commitment and pride in the jobs they do.

“Everyone shares the same common goal of delivering exceptional customer service as well as an end product that is guaranteed to impress its clients.

“During its 30 years of manufacturing, Alpha Rail has worked on numerous projects within different sectors such as new-build housing estates and park restorations.