Sainburys manager in Kimberley retires after 32 years

Jonathan Dawson
Jonathan Dawson

A dedicated store manager in Kimberley has retired after 32 years with Sainsburys.

Jonathan Dawson, 54, from Chesterfield, joined the company in 1982 on graduating from West Sheffield Polytechnic as a Trainee Manager and has been based at the Kimberley store for the last two years.

The staff held a surprise party on Friday complete with a cake and 80s music, and Jonathan was presented with champagne, vouchers and even a coffee machine.

He said: “It’s quite sad to be leaving as I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of years here, but I won’t miss the commute.”