Garden centre staff clock up more than 86 years’ service

Company: The Old Railway Line Garden Centre

Seven members of staff at a Powys garden centre are celebrating this month (June, 2013) after clocking up more than 86 years of dedicated service to the business between them.

The longest serving members at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre are Mark Harding, Garden Care Supervisor and Huw Lewis, General Manager.

Katie Cleary, Shop Manager at The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks near Hay-on-Wye, said: “Mark has clocked up 18 and a half years and Huw has completed 16.

“Kate Dewan, Plant Area Supervisor, is another of our long servers and has notched up 12 years of service. Steph Dewan, who deals with our admin and HR and Emma Williams, Restaurant Manageress, have each been with us for 11 years and Garden Centre Assistants, Nick Smith and Jill Fawke, who have both served nine years.

“We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our long serving members. Their dedication is greatly appreciated and their experience is invaluable to both our customers and us.

“We look forward to working with them for many more years to come.”                                                                               

Owners, Mark and Christina Cleary, established the award-winning, independent family-run garden centre in 1990. It provides customers with a wide range of quality plants, indoor and outdoor living goods, gardening equipment, pet care products, giftware and furniture.

The Railway Restaurant, which reveals views of the Radnorshire Hills, is open seven days a week and seats 150 people. It serves a variety of main meals, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and a selection of homemade cakes and desserts. There is ample free parking on-site.

For further information, please callThe Old Railway Line Garden Centre, which is located at Three Cocks in Brecon, Powys, on 01497 847055 or visit, log on to or follow the company on Twitter by visiting

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