Eighteen members of staff at The Headland Hotel in Newquay have joined owners John and Carolyn Armstrong and Managing Director Darryl Reburn for a special dinner to celebrate their long service.

Together with the Armstrong’s 39 years each at the hotel and Darryl Reburn’s seven, an incredible combined total of 374 years was notched up at this year’s annual event. Everyone there had served at least five years, with Kitchen Porter Hedley Kent chalking up a massive 39 years having started at the same time as the Armstrongs, IT Assistant Simon Hall and Food and Beverage attendant Kathy Sweeney scoring 20 years each, Head of People and Development Michelle Brown achieving 19 and Cottage Foreman Kevin Cole managing an impressive 15 years.

As well enjoying a lavish meal, guests were each presented with a South Crofty tin badge in the shape of the letter ‘H’.

“We’re so lucky to have such a wonderful team of dedicated staff,” said Darryl Reburn. “Their commitment and loyalty are central to The Headland’s ongoing success and ethos and I warmly congratulate them all.”

Newcomers to the event this year were Assistant Spa Manager Kayleigh Garbutt, Doorman Tim Hillman, Porter Troy Martin, F & B Attendant Jeremy Rose and Housekeeping Supervisor Debbie Tamblin – all of whom have now been working at the hotel for more than five years.