Network VEKA’s area account and development manager for the North, Dave Hartley, is celebrating his 20-year anniversary within the VEKA UK Group.
With 18 of those years spent helping build Network VEKA ‘into the successful organisation it is today’, Dave’s ‘marketing expertise’ is said to have ‘helped ensure that the organisation got off to a flying start, by gaining an impressive level of publicity across a huge range of media’; exposure which, Network VEKA says, has been maintained for 18 years.
Dave was also ‘instrumental’ in launching the VEKA Matrix profile system in 1995.
Network VEKA MD, John Ogilvie, explained: “Dave remains an invaluable member of the Network VEKA team. He goes out of his way for the members and does all he can to support them in improving their individual sales and marketing results. He’s still as enthusiastic now as he was 20 years ago because, like me, he believes wholeheartedly in the benefits that Network VEKA offers to its membership. As he celebrates 20 years with us, we hope to continue working with Dave for many years to come!”
Dave’s peers have written him a poem to celebrate his anniversary:
Back in April of year ’94
,VEKA’s sales were rising galore
,They came up with a plan
,A new marketing man
,And in walked Dave through the door.
Two years on, Network VEKA began
,And Dave was an instant fan
,He took a new role
,Helping John with the goal
,To aid members however they can.
Dave worked hard and on rolled the years
,Sharing laughter and fun with his peers
,Always up for a joke
,Such a likeable bloke
,Whose humour could have you in tears.
20 years and his loyalty’s still there
,And the labels he always will wear
,It’s true time may fly
,But he’s still the same guy
,Though maybe with slightly less hair!