RETIREMENT is not a word in Monica Evans’ vocabulary.
Monica has been an accounts clerk at Kigass in Leamington for a staggering 67 years, and even at the grand old age of 86 has no plans to call it a day anytime soon.
She started work as an accounts clerk when she was 19, and is still managing the books at the family-owned company which today runs an engineering business and an extensive property portfolio that includes industrial, commercial and residential locations.
And Monica is also looking to the future of the firm after turning the first sod of a multi-million pound development that will convert a former engineering plant in Warwick into a job-creating enterprise centre.
With the help of Leamington property consultants ehB Commercial, Kigass has already sold five of the 11 industrial units at a long-established former dumper truck factory in Lower Cape, which has lain idle for the last decade, but which is scheduled to become the £3 million St George’s Business Park
Monica, who lives in Leamington, said: “I love working for Kigass – it has been my life and will continue to be important to me.
“Looking back, I have only ever not been able to account for twopence, which is quite an achievement really. Now, looking forward, I am very honoured to be a part of the future as the business continues to grow and create new jobs for the area.”