Bell-Fruit Games issued a fond farewell to one of its longest serving members of staff this month with the announcement that group sales and customer liaison manager Vanda Osinska has officially retired.
“On behalf of everyone at Bell-Fruit and the Novomatic UK Group I’d like to wish Vanda all the very best for her retirement and issue a big thank you for her loyalty and committed service to the company,” commented BFG managing director Chris Butler.
“Thirtyfive years is a long time in any business, especially in the cut and thrust of the UK manufacturing sector, and I’m certain that there will be many in the business that will miss her presence at trade shows and events.”
Vanda first joined Bell-Fruit back in 1982 as a sales executive covering Leeds and the North, eventually moving into sales office management at the firm’s Nottingham HQ and latterly her UK sales and customer liaison role.
During that 35-year period she became established as the ‘face’ of Bell-Fruit and was an incredibly popular industry figure.
Speaking during an interview as part of BFG’s 50th anniversary in 2013, Vanda summarised her approach to the business, saying: “I love to be seen promoting the company. I like having good product to sell and the integrity to sell it. I would never try to sell a bad product. I’d never say that something was good just for the sake of getting a sale. And I think that’s probably what’s helped me over the years.”