Local woman, Karen Allan is celebrating 25 years of service to the Ban-Car Hotel.
Karen started working at the hotel in 1986 as a waitress after leaving school yet she was unaware that this job was the beginning of a career as she now has the role of Head Chef.
Co owner Tina Gibbons said: “Karen is a great asset to the hotel and to the North east. We had around 25 weddings last year and knowing how experienced Karen is meant I could relax and look after the guests.”
Karen also commented: “I really enjoy working here and it’s a great feeling to be commented on how people enjoy the food and it’s a good area to work in.”