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Celebrating 40 years with James Bennett

Posted by Nada Stanojlovic, Jane Greville, Vicki McPherson on 18 October 2013

Vicki McPherson 40th anniversary cake cropped 200

‘So you must be the new one,’ said Old Bill. These were the first words that greeted Vicki McPherson when she began work at James Bennett 40 years ago on the 31 October 1973. ‘Old Bill’ was an ex-WWII Merchant Mariner who, on retirement at 65, found a job at Bennett’s. Old Bill looked after the ladies in research and invoicing and Vicki, a young mum returning to the workforce after having a baby (no such thing as maternity leave), became a member of ‘Bill’s Harem’ (try that one today!).

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