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Half-century glory for workaholic grandfather

PUBLISHED: 10:02 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 10:02 18 August 2016

Trevor Lloyd (right) & UK Power Networks’ Chief Executive Officer, Basil Scarsella

Trevor Lloyd (right) & UK Power Networks' Chief Executive Officer, Basil Scarsella

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66-year-old says camaraderie with colleagues is the secret to a happy worklife

A Bexleyheath electricity worker is celebrating 50 years in the same company - joining in the bygone era when England were world cup winners.

Unlike the football team, 66-year-old Trevor Lloyd has climbed the ranks since he begun his career at UK Power Network as an apprentice all the way back in ‘66.

Now a senior project manager at the electricity firm, the Millwall supporter doesn’t plan to stop working despite being past the retirement age of 65.

Trevor said: “I’ve been asked when I’m going to slow down and call it a day, but as long as I able to do the job and still enjoy it that’s not going to happen.

“It’s challenging and from day one there’s always been opportunity to progress. The best bit of the job is definitely the camaraderie with my colleagues. When the chemistry in a team is good, why would I want to retire?”

The Alexander Road resident has seen many changes in the electricity supply around London, including working under the London Electricity Board when he joined at 16. The network was then renamed UK Power Networks in 2010 following a number of different takeovers.

He was presented with a long service award at a dinner event in central London, where he joined the 50+ club of UK Power Networks.

Being happily married to his wife Eileen for almost 50 years, Trevor now has two grand-children aged 12 and 10.

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