THE CEO of a Barnsley firm hosted a long service lunch with a difference because he was one of those receiving a long service award.

Edward Naylor, of Barnsley based construction materials group Naylor, was one of three employees receiving awards for working there 25 years.

The others were Neil Draper and Jason Whiteley, who works for the Naylor Concrete Products arm of the business.

Two others, credit controller Janice Holmes and Nick Balfour, from Naylor Clayware, celebrated 40 years’ service.

Edward said: “We’re very conscious that having so many long servers sets us apart as a company... although it felt rather strange giving myself an award.”