A CELEBRATORY lunch was staged by the colleagues of a retiring bus driver who has been working for the same company for 41 years.
Tommy Tsoi, 65, has worked for Stagecoach in Worthing since 1972, making him one of the company’s longest-serving employees.
Tommy first joined the company as a conductor when it was known as Southdown Motor Services. He subsequently trained as a driver and has since become a familiar face to many of Worthing’s bus passengers.
Colin Ashcroft, operations manager of Stagecoach’s Worthing depot, organised the celebratory lunch to mark Tommy’s retirement.
He said: “Tommy is one of our longest-serving drivers and is well known by passengers for his cheery persona and friendliness.
“We congratulate him on 41 years of service and on behalf of all the team at Worthing we wish him a relaxing and well earned retirement.”
Tommy retired last week after turning 65 on June 9, and now plans to swap buses for aeroplanes and visit family and friends overseas. He then intends to enjoy retired life and revive his old hobby of playing bowls.