Seven employees clock on for a combined 210 years

l-r: Mac Carr, Geoffrey Hunt, Ian Royal and Stuart Sutton. Picture by Neil Denham.
l-r: Mac Carr, Geoffrey Hunt, Ian Royal and Stuart Sutton. Picture by Neil Denham.

Seven employees at the Tyne Tunnel are celebrating a combined 210 years of service.

Tunnels officers Alan Carty, Karl Walters and Ian Hindson all started at the site in 1985, as did shift controller Mac Carr, site supervisor Geoff Hunt, maintenance officer Paul Gracen and operations manager Stuart Sutton.

The length of service our employees achieve is exceptional

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of tunnel operate TT2 Limited

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of tunnel operate TT2 Limited, said: “The length of service our employees achieve is exceptional. Almost a quarter of our workforce has been working at the Tyne Tunnels for 30 year.

“It’s believed by many that the days of a job for life are a thing of the past, but we have staff here who show that it is possible to remain in a business for the best part of your working life.”

“This is something we are all very proud of and it reflects the way our staff feel valued and rewarded by their careers.”