The Post Office network is run by thousands of postmasters, serving their communities and making a difference to people’s lives.
Postmasters like Tommy Welsh from Girvan Post Office in South Ayrshire have been at the heart of our business and play a critical role in making sure communities continue to have access to essential Post Office services.
This week, Tommy celebrated an important milestone - an incredible 60 years of service.
The long serving community stalwart started his career within the Post Office on 13 April 1959 when at the tender age of 16 he became a Telegram boy in his home town of Greenock. In 1963 Tommy took up a post as a counter clerk in Girvan, then after a short spell within the Remittance Unit in Ayr, he became the Branch Manager at Girvan Crown Office.
In 1992 Tommy took over as postmaster at Girvan Post Office where he has remained at the helm ever since, an impressive 27 years serving his local community.
Kenny Lamont, Post Office Regional Network Change Manager commented: “We are extremely grateful for Tommy’s commitment, he is a great asset to the business and has served his community for an incredible length of time. I congratulate him on this amazing milestone.”
Although the day job still takes a lot of commitment, Tommy still finds time to relax, playing guitar in a local folk band, he also enjoys gardening and DIY. A well-respected individual within the area, Tommy has no plans to retire just yet and will faithfully continue to serve his loyal customers in Girvan.
Tommy commented: “I am really proud to have worked for the Post Office for 60 years and I am delighted to be recognised for my long service. It is amazing to think I have been employed by the Post Office since I was 16. I am very proud of what I have achieved in that time and I’m very grateful to the Post Office for providing me with employment for virtually all of my working career. Of course, I could not have reached this incredible milestone without the wonderful support of my wife Rona.