A NORTH East retail park is recognising one of its longest-serving colleagues, by giving her a permanent spot and naming an area of the centre after her.

In the same month that Teesside Park marks its 30th anniversary, the centre is officially naming the promenade area between Greggs and the new Market Cross Jewellers as ‘West Way’, as a thank you to Jane West who has worked as part of its team since the opening.

Mrs West, who is now the centre’s operations manager after originally joining as a receptionist in 1991, has marked her three decades of service with the unveiling of the new street-signs this week.

Jane West, operations manager at Teesside Park, said: “I can’t quite believe that I have a street named after me! I feel very honoured to be recognised but also to have experienced so much over the past three decades."

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“From the redevelopment of the centre to the opening of many stores and welcoming new team members, I’ve seen so much change in 30 years. But what makes Teesside Park special has remained the same – great shops and a fabulous community feel.

“People always ask me the secret to my long service and I’d say the key is diversity – no one day is ever the same. Thank you so much to my colleagues for this kind gesture, I can’t wait for what the next decade has in store.”

In addition, Teesside Park is showcasing artwork of local landmarks created by pupils from Harewood Primary School in Thornaby and Whinstone Primary School in Ingleby Barwick from Wednesday, October 27.

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