Excelsior Coaches driver Paul Wheatley retired February 28 after two decades of service.
During his employment Paul witnessed numerous changes at the Bournemouth-based firm, including a change in management, the introduction of different vehicles and new business strategies.
Paul was well known at the company and many staff opted to wear his trademark black cardigan in honor of his retirement.
The Excelsior team bid farewell to Paul at a presentation ceremony attended by managing director Kathy Tilbury, who presented him with a watch in recognition of his commitment to the firm.
Kathy Tilbury said: “It’s a sad day at Excelsior having to say goodbye to Paul but hopefully it won’t be the last we see of him. He has been an exceptional member of the team and always works to the highest quality of service on all of the jobs that he carries out. We wish Paul all the very best for the future and a well-deserved relaxing retirement, he will be greatly missed.’’