Daniel Hills joined Futures Supplies and Support Services Ltd in 1997 as a warehouse assistant at just 16 years old. Over the ensuing 20 years, he progressed rapidly to the position of office manager and ultimately operations manager, acquiring additional skills through training, mentoring and experience. Assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business, his role now includes client support, order processing, purchasing, and coordinating logistics.
In recognition of his dedication and work ethic he was recently rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas. He said: “Vegas has always been on my wish list - I cannot tell you what a fabulous surprise it was and how grateful I am. What an amazing time I had, I can’t put it into words. I am blessed to work at such an amazing company with a great team of people - roll on the next 20 years.”
Founder and CEO Mandie Kemp’s belief is that there is more to business than the bottom line. Futures Supplies has always been committed to the support and development of young people. It has offered apprenticeships and work placements to young people providing training and experience to help build their confidence with a view to catalysing long-term employment. She said: “Responsible business, sometimes referred to as corporate social responsibility or CSR, is at the core of our business strategies and Dan is living, breathing proof of this. I congratulate him for his long service, he is an inspiration and I wish him continued success in his role for many years to come. I hope the trip goes some way to show how much we truly appreciate his loyalty, hard work and dedication.”
Photo shows: Dan Hills, operations manager, and Mandie Kemp, CEO, in Las Vegas.