40 Years of Joy

Published on: 30/05/2018


Today, Barrus is celebrating Joy Naylor’s 40th anniversary with the company. 

Starting on the first day that Barrus offices opened in Bicester, Joy has been part of major company developments since 1978.

“I started as Sales Ledger Assistant working alongside the Finance Manager,” commented Joy. “The building was a lot smaller then – and quieter, too!” 

With the introduction of new technologies, products and even divisions, Joy has played an integral role in the company’s successes and has seen her position adapt over the years. 

“I think the growth of the Mariner brand of marine outboards and the Lawn and Garden Division have been the biggest changes that I have seen, alongside the more recent Tools Division. My job has changed, too. I am now Credit Controller and the Accounts team has grown around me.” 

When asked why she has stayed at the company for so long, Joy’s answer was simple: “I like the company and I like my job!” 

“The celebrations over the years have been a highlight, particularly the ball that marked 75 years in business. This was the evening that long service awards were introduced and when I was presented with my first one!”

“Above all, I like that Barrus is family run and Robert Glen’s daughters have all been involved in the company. I have enjoyed watching the Glen girls grow up and always felt well looked after.” 

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