Press release and images on The Dilmah Long Service Awards from Dilmah
Merrill J. Fernando was euphoric in thanking those gathered for their contribution to the success of the company. He presented engraved plaques, gold sovereigns and other tokens of appreciation to those celebrating their employment milestones. While appreciating his staff for their hard work during the pandemic, he also unwaveringly assured his extended family that the company is committed in looking after each and every one in spite of the challenging times.
“During the last 9 and a half months that I spent at home, I was able to ponder and think back, reminisce about all the good things I have enjoyed in my life and how blessed I was to be able to share them with the poor and the needy. The MJF Charitable Foundation was born for that purpose; everyone here contributes to the success of the Foundation. It does amazing things for many in need, and it gives me the greatest satisfaction,” said Mr. Fernando, speaking to everyone at the event.
Dilmah Tea was launched in 1988, marking the first time a tea grower brought his produce to market. Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando’s vision has particular resonance since it is based on a commitment to quality, authenticity and integrity, expressed in his brand’s focus on taste, natural goodness and ethical purpose. Having started with 18 employees, the Dilmah Founder – fondly known as ‘The Teamaker’ or ‘Mr. Dilmah’ has constantly valued the dedication and commitment of his employees, and their role in making his dream a reality.
This article was taken from the Daily FT
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