For many years, Merewai Ravuni’s warm and welcoming voice was the first thing people would hear when they called the Tappoo headquarters in Sigatoka.
In 1972, the then 19-year-old from Vusama Village near Natadola started her first job as a receptionist with Tappoo in Sigatoka.
Today, some 46 years later Merewai remains with the company, where she now works as a receptionist at its Nadi warehouse.
Tappoo Group of Companies recognised long-serving staff members like Merewai at two Staff Appreciations Nights held in Nadi and Suva.
Held annually, this year’s event was attended by some 1500 Tappoo staff where Long Service Awards were handed out to 491 employees in six categories.
53-year-old Sheik Mohammed was also recognised for his 33 years of service with the company.
He joined as a 20-year-old in the company’s Sigatoka warehouse in 1985 and today leads sales and distribution of Pepsi beverages and Tip Top ice creams in the Suva – Nausori corridor.
When asked what’s kept him with the company for over three decades, Sheik replied: “It’s a very good company that listens to and cares for their staff.”
Tappoo Group chief executive officer Mr Madhu Tappoo said: “In an era where long term employment has been replaced by greater staff movement, we are deeply humbled by staff who choose to make the Tappoo Group a place to build long-term careers.”
About Tappoo Group of Companies
Widely regarded as Fiji’s most trusted mark, the Tappoo Group of Companies has grown from a legacy retail brand with over 77 years of history and national presence into one of Fiji’s largest companies with over 1700 employees and diverse business interests spanning a number of sectors.
Source: Fiji Sun
Date: 18th December 2018