Turfland lorry driver Steve Jennings joined the company in 1985, aged 22, and has seen the industry move from all turf being hand-rolled on site and roped on to trucks to stacks of turf being transported in net wrap and loaded on to trucks with forklifts.
The company celebrated Steve’s 25 years service with a special meal at a local restaurant in Ormskirk, Lancashire, where Steve was presented with an engraved watch.
General sales manager Angela Mackay said: "I first joined Turfland after leaving school when I was 19 in 1983 and can remember Steve’s first day of work, mainly because he turned up on his racing bike wearing skin tight lycra – that caused quite a stir with the girls in the office.
"On a serious note we have both seen many changes within the turf industry over the years – when the company started in the 60s it moved eight acres in its first year, and now we can move this quantity in a single day."
She added: "Steve is great to work with, gets on well with his colleagues and customers alike and is an asset to Turfland, and we hope he will continue to be for many years to come."