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Celebrating nearly 40 years at the Borough Council!

Published on Thursday, 22nd April 2021

Abdul Sheikh

This month, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council says farewell to one of their longest ever serving employees - Abdul Sheikh.

The Council has a league of incredible, dedicated employees, several of whom stay for many years. Only a few however stay for as long as the Council’s Private Sector Housing Officer, Abdul.

Abdul began his employment in Nuneaton in September 1976, and later had a short break of five years working at Rugby Borough Council before returning.

During his time, Abdul has held the roles of Environmental Health Officer, Senior Environmental Health Officer and Private Sector Housing Officer. Ensuring that the environment, homes, and workplaces were safe, hygienic, and healthy, and inspecting businesses for health and safety, food standards and hygiene were amongst some of Abdul’s responsibilities. Building strong relationships with tenants, landlords and business owners also played a central role in Abdul’s career. Commenting on his time working at the Council in which many changes took place, Abdul said:

“I have enjoyed my role at the Borough Council, it has been so varied. I have worked alongside some great people within the Council and the most rewarding part of the job for me has been meeting and helping a wide variety of different customers.

“One of the most positive things I have noticed over the years working for the Council is that employee diversity has grown substantially since I started back in 1976.

“Living in Nuneaton and being part of the wonderful multi-cultural community that thrives here, it is a really positive step forward to see that being increasingly represented in the Council.”

 Brent Davis, Executive Director of Operations for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council commented:

“We congratulate Abdul on his amazing length of service and wish him all the best in his retirement.

Nearly 40 years is a great achievement and I’m sure close colleagues and those who know Abdul in the wider community are going to miss him very much.”