Celebrating Loyal Employees at STS Torquay

We’re so excited to be celebrating the loyalty of four of our team at the Torquay office this month. Liz Milligan, who has been with our team for 20 years, Chris Henry, 13 years, Lee Davis, 12 years, and Kim Thomas who has been with us for 10 years this March!

To celebrate the team headed out for celebratory dinner and we also asked Liz a little about the 20 years in the STS office…

Pictured: Liz Milligan with her award for 20 years of service to STS Accounting Group

“The time has actually gone pretty quickly.  I have absolutely loved the people I work with and there have been a few over the years.  I love the clients and building relationships with them, some I have known the whole 20 years and I am so blessed to call some, my friends.”

The biggest change that Liz has seen so far is that the office started with just Margaret and Chris Sims ( Margaret’s original business partner) and how much it has grown over the years.

Liz can recall working in childcare for about 13 years and wanting a change. “I worked with Chris Sim’s wife and she told me Marg & Chris were looking for someone to cover a maternity position,” she said.  “I thought I would give it a go and it would probably be for a year and then go back to child care, but here I am 20 years later.  Each anniversary I joke with Marg about only being here a year,” said Liz.

Liz reflects that Shannon who was going on maternity leave was to give her training for a week before she left and she had no idea of what she was supposed to do in the role. “It turns out one day with me was enough and she went into early labor that night – I had one day of training with her!” she exclaimed. Despite her short induction, Liz rose to the challenge of the new role, teaching herself with the support of Marg and Chris, and hasn’t looked back.

As her experience grew, Liz had on-the-job training from Chris, who would give her accounting lessons once a week. “Gradually I found I wanted to move off reception and do more for the clients,” Liz said.

Liz’s dedication to her role and willingness to constantly learn and expand her skills has enabled her to thrive at STS.  “I love my job and helping my clients to the best of my ability but I can’t thank the people who I work with every day enough– over the last two years, especially with covid it makes you really appreciate these beautiful people and makes coming to work every day a blessing.”

We wish Liz well with her celebrations and for her future with our team at STS.

Torquay Office Photo L-R: Chris Henry, Lee Davis, Jeanette deBarber, Liz Milligan & Kim Thomas

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