How long have you worked at Eric’s for? I’ve worked at Eric’s Fish & Chips for three years. Before this, I trained and worked as a chef when I left school. I drifted away from the trade when I was 23 and after several ‘fill in’ jobs, became a civil servant. After doing that for 17 ½ years, I decided a change was needed. I drove a skip lorry for about a year before seeing an advert for kitchen staff at Eric’s in Thornham. I applied and after a trial was offered the job. What are your responsibilities? I am responsible for every aspect of preparation of all our menu items. We make everything from scratch from our own recipes. What’s your favourite part of the job? The teamwork and producing consistently high quality products for our customers. What’s your least favourite part of the job? Smelling of fried food when I leave! What is it that you like about working at Eric’s? The great work mates and the great sense of job satisfaction I get after every shift. How do you feel about being nominated as an unsung hero? Shocked! When my manager, Henry, was telling me about this, I honestly thought he was going to ask me who I would nominate.

Nominated by owner Eric Snaith who says: “Loz, as he is known, has been a huge part of the team at Thornham, he does a crucial role for us, concentrating on preparation of all menu items. He starts early on his own and is incredibly self-motivated with a work ethic second to none. He is a consistent performer who takes care and puts thought into any job he is doing. His dependability and hard work give the rest of the team the foundations for a successful day at work and ensure that we can offer a consistent quality product to our customers. “He is honest, trustworthy and passionate about doing a good job everyday. He is definitely someone that deserves to be celebrated as an unsung hero.”

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