Matthew clocks up 20 years

A COMPANY supervisor has clocked up 20 years service on one of the South West’s biggest attractions.

Matthew Cheek has worked for two decades on Weston’s Grand Pier.

He started work as a 16 year-old ride attendant on March 26, 1991, and spent his first day working on the mini dodgems.

Matthew worked part-time during weekends and holidays while he was at sixth form college and he continued to work on the pier in a variety of roles while he studied for a law degree at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

Over the years Matthew has worked in the children’s play area, emptied and repaired machines, and for several years he worked in the change box. He is now the cash office supervisor, responsible for organising floats and counting the Grand Pier takings.

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He said: “I love my job, being in the cash office. I always wanted to do that as I have always been good with numbers.”

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