Inderjit ‘Indy’ Purewal, operations manager at our Ealing depot and the organisation’s longest-serving member of staff, is celebrating 30 years at Ealing Community Transport. To mark the occasion, colleagues gathered for cake and a presentation of flowers – and a big thank you from the team.
“I started in April 1993, nine hours a week as the PlusBus administrator” recalled Indy. “At that time, we had just two vehicles for PlusBus – and there were just a handful of staff. I was a mum at home looking to get back into working life, so it was ideal. I never expected to stay so long.
“Over 30 years, we grew and grew, providing more services – and I grew along with the organisation. At first, I took on more PlusBus responsibilities, then worked as a project manager for new services, before being promoted to operations manager.
“After 30 years I still look forward to coming to work. It’s the people that make it – ECT is like a second home to me. Even if it’s been a hard day, our service users will say thank you for making their journeys possible, for helping them to get out and about and retain their independence. You know that you’re making a difference.”
“Indy has made an enormous contribution over 30 years” said John Chesters, Chief Executive at ECT Charity. “She has been with the organisation through all sorts of changes and has not only brought her professionalism, but also her friendliness, sense of humour and desire to give the best for our service users. She’s been a friend to all who has helped everyone over the years. I’m sure she’ll continue to make a difference in the times ahead.”