Not many people can celebrate 35 years working for the same company, but that’s the impressive feat that was celebrated by Salisbury estate agent Whites recently.
The estate agents were celebrating the loyal service of Glenda Privett, who joined the company in 1988, just before her 21st birthday as an office junior, reporting to the then managing director, Trevor Shepherd.
She remembers that the office in Castle Street had just five people. “The office had a friendly feel where everyone helped with everything.
“I also worked on Saturday mornings, as we had no separate Saturday staff then.”
She later became Trevor’s PA, where she typed surveys and valuations, before moving to the sales department, where she was sales secretary for James Butcher and Ashley Miller.
When in 1993, Trevor’s son Marcus joined the company as joint head of lettings, it wasn’t long before Glenda stepped across to become his PA in a position she has remained in today, alongside her other office management duties.
Times have changed though, and although still in the same office, the company now boasts a 20-strong team, with 600 plus landlords, let only landlords and a successful sales team becoming arguably Salisbury’s leading sales and letting agent.
“I am proud to have seen and been part of the team which has seen Whites grow and evolve into the busy, thriving, and award-winning estate agent it is today,” Glenda adds.
Marcus said: “Working alongside Glenda for the past 30 years and seeing her grow in both knowledge and confidence has been a pleasure.
“I want to thank her personally for her hard work, dedication and loyalty.
“She is such a crucial part of our Whites family and helps us to be the thriving independent estate agent we are today.”