ONE high-flying employee at Midlands Co-op Travel in Shirley is celebrating this week after clocking up 27 years’ service.
Assistant manager of the store, Ivy Calthorpe, began her career in the Solihull branch before moving to Shirley to become branch manager. She stepped down to assistant manager nine years ago and is going to be celebrating her retirement with a party in the branch on Wednesday, July 18.
It is estimated that she has booked holidays for more than 14,000 people during her career.
Ivy said: “I’ve loved working here, the wealth of knowledge our team has is just fantastic and their passion and enthusiasm are so infectious.”