KIRKGATE Shopping Centre, in Bradford, is celebrating a combined total of 100 years of service from four members of their Senior Management Team.

The four team members have a combined total of 100 years between them - Catherine Riley, Centre Manager, Sue Smith, Centre Administrator, Customer Service Manager Mirko Maric, and Cleaning Supervisor Joyce Clark.

Catherine, Sue and Mirko all began their journey at Kirkgate Shopping Centre within a few months of each other.

Mirko arrived in March 1994, before being joined by Catherine in May and Sue in August.

The honour of longest serving staff member however, belongs to Joyce, who began working in the Bradford-based Centre in February 1993.

Catherine Riley said: “We are really excited to be celebrating a collective century of service at Kirkgate Shopping Centre, especially at a time where the Centre is seeing great success.

"In the past few months we have made incredible strides in expanding our offering with a number of new stores opening such as Rabbit Hole, Boyes, One Below, Brow Art Beauty Salon and of course T J Hughes.”

Every member of the Centre management team has received World Host status meaning they have undergone dedicated training to ensure that they are providing the best possible customer care. In addition the Centre has just been awarded the Savills Silver Award for Customer Service Excellence.

Joyce Clark added: “It’s an incredible honour to be personally celebrating over 25 years at Kirkgate Shopping Centre and to officially be crowned the longest serving team member.

"The Centre has changed considerably over past 26 years but the one thing that has always remained constant is the team’s dedication to providing the best possible service.”