Still going strong after 20 years
WHEN Kerry Scaysbrook started working for Coles Toormina she never dreamed she would still be a valued member of the team 20 years later.
Kerry has reached a milestone very few achieve in their working life.
Kerry, who has an intellectual disability, was placed with Coles Toormina through her Disability Service Provider, Key Employment, in 1995.
Cherie Walker, Kerry's Employment Consultant, is on hand to support her and Coles in managing Kerry's day-to-day duties.
"I am so impressed with Kerry's product knowledge and of the fantastic job she does in the bakery," Cherie said.
"She loves coming to work and even after two decades she still serves every customer with a beaming smile."
Coles honoured Kerry's contribution with a lunch and presented her with a '20 years of service' badge, a plaque signed by the staff and a voucher.
Coles Toormina Store Manager, Chris Marsh, acknowledges what an integral part of the team Kerry has become.
"In my experience people with disability are more reliable and have an inherent desire to work," Chris said.
"This has certainly been the case with Kerry who takes great pride in her work and is a real favourite with many of our regular customers."