Pex presents 40-year service award to business development manager
Pex bestows service award to its longest-serving business development manager, Tom McKnight.
By Laura Turner
Image L-R: Pex's managing director, John Norton, congratulating Tom McKnight on his 40-year service with the company.
22 May 2013
UK children’s hosiery and clothing brand, Pex, has presented a 40-year service award to its longest-serving business development manager, Tom McKnight. McKnight's loyalty and exemplary career with the company was duly recognised in a surprise ceremony at the company’s head office in Leicestershire, where he was presented with a gold perpetual motion wrist watch by John Norton, managing director of Pex.
McKnight originally served in the Scot’s Guards and worked for Terry’s Chocolates but, since 1973, he has dedicated his career to generating and supporting nearly 200 Pex customers throughout Scotland and the North East of England.
“Tom has made, and continues to make, an invaluable contribution to the company," says Norton. "He looks after some of Pex’s largest childrenswear and Back To School customers and his continued success over four decades is testimony to his unique style of professionalism and wonderful personality. He is much admired and liked by all those who deal with him.”
McKnight adds, “In my time with the company I have seen it expand from a sock and tight supplier to a vast range of childrenswear. I have seen fashion trends and the influx of large retail groups transform the childrenswear market. Enthusiasm for and belief in the quality of the product has kept me motivated and helped me build up a relationship of trust with our customers, many of whom are now friends.”
“I have enjoyed all my time with Pex and the last 10 years have been the happiest – I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many loyal customers who have stayed with me over so many years and I look forward to working closely with them for years to come."
Founded in Leicester in 1914, Pex is the UK’s leading children’s sock and tight brand, with over 50 per cent of the children’s branded hosiery market. It maintains the largest stock of children’s hosiery in the UK, with over one million pairs of socks and tights available from the brand’s Midland’s based distribution centre. In addition to hosiery, Pex branded products include school uniform, baby wear, special occasionwear and a wide selection of accessories including baby shoes and bibs.
Pex brand products are currently sold to over 1,500 retailers throughout the UK and Eire in addition to export customers in Scandinavia, Hong Kong, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
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