Bell & Co News

Well actually 8.30 was the time that our staff assembled at Seven Restaurant Pride Park.

Champagne Breakfast at Seven!


June 2014

To celebrate the wonderful achievements of our colleagues Helen Kinross, Company Secretary and Margaret Bednall, Personal Insurance Account Manager. In May this year, they both reached the tremendous milestone of 25 years’ service at Bell & Co. All staff celebrated with them and both have been the recipients of vouchers for jewellers in recognition of their loyalty to the company and our clients.

Bell & Co Managing Director, Richard Salt felt that;    

“Helen and Margaret typify what Bell & Co has been about since 1978 and are one reason why our customer retention is so high. We would all like to thank them today and reflect on their continued hard work and loyalty. Since they joined us, our industry has seen many changes and like life the pace of change ever quickens. Both have shown an ability to adapt to change in their roles and that’s no easy thing to do. They should both be extremely proud.”

Helen said “Since joining Bell & Co from school, to now being a company shareholder, I have many happy memories of working here at Bell & Co over the last 25 years. Many of my colleagues too have worked here at Bell’s for 10 years or more and it’s that loyalty and consistency that has not only helped make my working life enjoyable during this time, but also helped make “Bell & Co” who we are today.”

The final word was left to Margaret who is now working part time with the firm, "The last 25 years has flown by and I have seen many changes here at Bell & Co.  One of the constants that has made my working here so enjoyable is the customers I deal with on a regular basis.  25 years is a long time to build up a good rapport, so much so I feel that we have grown together and often my insurance telephone calls are peppered with how life is treating them and their families.  Because of the varied classes of insurance we promote I’ve been lucky enough to be able to offer insurance advice to my clients and their ever growing families often dealing with several generations of the same family be it for Home, Motor, Holiday or Special Events such as weddings and even on the odd occasions Twins Insurance.  My own life has seen my children mature and marry and I’m lucky to be able to work part time now to help out with my grandchildren on a regular basis. I have enjoyed my time at Bell & Co and hope to continue to do so for a little while longer."