100th anniversary celebrations continue with staff banquet

Judy Meakes receiving a standing ovation from Keeler employees for over 50 years of service to the company.

Judy Meakes receiving a standing ovation from Keeler employees for over 50 years of service to the company.

Keeler’s 100th anniversary celebrations continued in style on 15 June with a wonderful banquet for current and former staff and associates at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor. Set in 40 acres of parkland and gardens, the Estate includes an 18th-century mansion, a chapel, 75 event spaces and a Georgian house, which is where the luncheon was held.

Guests arrived to be treated to drinks on the lawn before entering the stunning dining hall, which was decked out in flowers and blue and white balloons to reflect Keeler’s colours. They then listened enraptured as former Managing Director Richard Keeler, whose grandfather founded the company in 1917, spoke eloquently and movingly about the early days of the company, with an emphasis on how its people make the company so special.

Lunch was followed by an awards ceremony for long-standing Keeler employees – of which there are many! The biggest cheer of the day – and a heart-warming standing ovation – went to Judy Meakes, who has been with Keeler for over 50 years.

It’s not an overstatement to say that everyone present went away with a smile and a genuine feeling of pride to be associated with – and contributing to – Keeler.

2 Responses to “100th anniversary celebrations continue with staff banquet”

  1. Jeremy Keen says:

    Did not know about this ! Why was I not invited ? Would have been nice. After all I worked for Keeler for nearly 8 years until end 2015

  2. damian says:

    Thanks very much for contacting us, Jeremy. Unfortunately we were simply unable to invite all ex-employees, as space was limited. Those few ex-employees we did invite had all worked for Keeler for many, many years.

    We are sorry you are disappointed but hopefully you will understand the reason.

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