MORRISONS in Leamington is celebrating its tenth birthday.
The store opened on April 8 2013 on the old Ford Foundry site and has been playing its part in feeding the nation and supporting the community ever since.
Twenty five staff have been there since the first day the supermarket opened and as a result, received their ten year outstanding service badges.
They were handed out by Leamington Mayor Coun Nick Wilkins and the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Sophie Hilleary.
Staff member Zoe Flitcroft said: “We have had a rollercoaster for 10 years but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have seen so much change in the 10 years from a refit, us feeding the nation during Covid and helping raise money for Sue Ryder, Young Lives vs Cancer and Together for Short Lives. It’s been great and I really look forward to the next 10 years.”
The store was originally opened with the help of Morris a guide dog puppy, so it was only fitting the store celebrated its ten year anniversary with guide dog Sky. Commonwealth gold medalist Lewis Williams was also on hand this time round to cut the ribbon to reopen the store for another 10 years.
Morrisons community champion Alex Pearson said: “What an achievement the team have accomplished. It is so rare to have so many people celebrate the anniversary together. It was so important to make the day special and having the high sheriff and mayor come in to present the team with a badge was just amazing and added that special moment to their achievement.
“I am proud of the work the store has done to offer the community from having the Morrisons Foundation which has granted over £35,000 to local charities, schools and community groups. It was great to make the day special with Lewis, Tony, the mayor and the high sheriff and I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years bring.”