Rolls-Royce introduced a campaign to try and encourage staff to Strive for higher levels of quality.
“ Strive for Perfection ”,
upon completion of the course
employees were presented with
Rolls-Royce mugs & badges etc,
Of course the dealers were not forgotten, top performing dealers were given awards each year, generally the presentations were made in the House of Lords for, e.g. Best Service Dept., best car sales levels etc.
After 25 years Service
an employee would receive
his own long service award.
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After 50 years of production at Crewe
in 1988 there were big celebrations
and employees received a
variety of presents.
This mug was just one of them, to see more
Medals were presented to staff to mark special occasions, e.g. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953,
the Millennium, the end of Rolls-Royce production at Crewe.
Visitors weren’t forgotten !
A variety of small badges or “ pins ” were given out bearing both
Rolls-Royce and Bentley insignias.
The picture is of a photo taken in the House and shows on the right, Derek Purdy who now works with Bentley Ribble Valley and next to him is Bernard Preston who was Sales & Marketing Director at Crewe.
A very rare item.
This really is a rare historical Rolls-Royce item. It is an illuminated ( coloured ) long service Presentation Certificate. Personally signed as always by a Director of Rolls-Royce. On the reverse is the label from the framer who it seems might also have made the certificate. This really is a museum piece but would look terrific in your office,
study or den.
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