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Saleswoman retires after 20 years
Published 07/04/14

A SALES assistant has retired from the Clarks shoe shop in Henley after 10 years.

Jenny Hawkins, 67, worked for the chain for two decades, the second one at the store in Bell Street.

Mrs Hawkins, of Beech Rise, Sonning Common, used to be branch manager but switched to a part-time sales assistant role two years ago.

She previously worked at the Clarks branches in Maidenhead, Marlow and Reading as well as independent business Chapman’s Shoes in Reading.

Mrs Hawkins’ colleagues threw her a retirement party at the store, where she was showered with gifts including a handbag, two bouquets of flowers and a box of chocolates.

She said: “I was very spoiled — it was wonderful. Clarks is a really great company to work for. They look after their staff and I had some really nice letters from them for my retirement, which was lovely.”

Louise Hastings, a fellow sales assistant and manager of the Henley Information Centre, said: “Jenny was very popular with her colleagues and customers.

“She had a special way with children, especially if they didn’t want their feet measured. She was great to work with.”

Mrs Hawkins was born in Reading and has lived with husband John, who is retired, in Sonning Common for 28 years. They have three children, Annalisa, Beverley and Gary, and 10 grandchildren.

Mrs Hawkins, a keen gardener, began her retirement by decorating her home and having a four-day holiday in Devon.

Now she is looking forward to spending more time with her family and fulfiling her new role as walk leader with the Sonning Common Health Walks team, with whom she has been walking for 18 years.

She said: “I wanted to get away for a little break before I started doing anything else but now I am looking forward to leading the health walks for a couple of days a week and helping people to get fit.”

Mrs Hawkins was not the only member of staff to leave Clarks. Charlene Few has moved to the Camberley branch to be assistant manager,and manager Rob Bamford has moved to Clarks in Newbury.

Mr Bamford said: “I loved working with these ladies as they made my first management role here at the Henley shop a very happy experience. They will be missed by us all.”

Published 07/04/14

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