Ten years service for Martyn Osborne

Ten years service for Martyn Osborne

A big thanks to Martyn Osborne for his hard work and commitment to the company over the past ten years. He works extremely hard and is also known as Johnsons 'early bird', setting up vehicles for the days work ahead when most of us are still in bed. He is a crucial member of the JOW team and can be seen flying from one task to the next. Find out what he said about his time at Johnsons below.

1)Tell us about the last ten years at Johnsons; what roles have you previously been involved in, and what do you do now?

The last ten years have flown by. For the first five years, I worked in retail for Steve Morton, the last five years Dave Barrett and the last ten winters Tony Green in Incoming Goods and Dispatch if needed.

2) What did you do before working at Johnsons?

I was a delivery driver for Oddbins.

3) What have you learnt during your time at Johnsons that you didn't know before?

I have learnt so much about plants and trees, which has been very rewarding. As a delivery driver, you are isolated, so working with people and plants has been new to me.

4) What has motivated you to come to work each day?

I enjoy my job and want to do it to the best of my ability.

5)Proudest career moment?

Earlier this year, Covid wiped out the retail department and I had to step up while key managers were off ill, it was great that we still fulfilled the diary and order book and i enjoyed the challenge.

6) As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A formula one driver

7) Favourite plant variety?

Salvia, there's so many different varieties, shapes and colours. They come back stronger year after year. They are closely followed by Peonies. Both of which I have an array of in my garden at home.

8) Favourite memory from your time at Johnsons? 

While delivering plants to Inverness, I got to see the Northern Lights.

As a thank you for his service, Martin has been rewarded with a certificate and £100 in vouchers.

Posted 6th Dec 11:25am