MARGARET OWENS is celebrating working for the Midcounties Co-op for 40 years.
Margaret works as a general assistant at the food store at Clayhanger Lane, Brownhills, in the West Midlands. Previously she has worked at a variety of Co-op stores first joining back in 1966.
Margaret Owens said: "I have always enjoyed working for the Co-op I have many fond memories and I have made lots of friends from both staff and customers."
Store duty manager, Julie Handley said: "Margaret who is in her late 60's is a valued member of the team and a long-time member of the Society. She brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience to the role and is very well liked by local people. She is an inspiration to us all."
Margaret's 40 years of co-operation were marked by a presentation of a certificate and a gift of a £ 500 long-service award.