Williams: 230 years and counting

Williams Refrigeration celebrates employees’ long-serving milestones

Williams Refrigeration in King’s Lynn is renowned for its long-serving employees. It’s clearly a good place to work with some of the longest-serving employees celebrating a total of 230 years between them. This year’s celebration of service saw 20 employees rack up significant milestones.

“We think it says something that we have so many employees who stay with us for most, if not all, of their working life. We aim to look after our colleagues and promote job satisfaction in all areas, from the factory floor to management,” says Tim Smith, managing director of Williams Refrigeration.

Claire Moore, marketing coordinator has been at Williams for all of her adult working life. “I first started working for Williams at the tender age of 17 and I’m still here 20 years later. I’ve seen many changes in this time, not only in the office environment but on a more personal level as well.  I’ve celebrated my 18th, 21st and 30th birthdays, my marriage and the birth of my daughter here at Williams.  Williams is a great company to work for and has supported me throughout.”


Since its inception in 1980 Williams Refrigeration has been a big boost for the King’s Lynn economy. There are 200 people working for Williams in King’s Lynn but it doesn’t stop there.   Williams is continually expanding and at present provides employment in 15 locations worldwide. Its commercial refrigeration is supplied to top chefs around the globe.

The long serving achievements were marked with a celebratory lunch and gift awards.

Staff celebrating their long service awards are:

20 Year Award

Alan Murray

Michael Oxborough

Claire Moore

Trevor Howard

Allan Harris

Neville Yaxley

James Woodhouse

30 Year Award

Lawrence Matthews

Stuart Howard

Adrian Wilkinson