Long-serving Monica, 86, looks to future

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Long-serving Kigass accountant Monica Evans has turned the first sod of a multi-million pound development that will convert a former engineering plant in Warwick into a job-creating enterprise centre.

Monica, 86, who started work 67 years ago as an accounts clerk at Kigass Ltd in Leamington when she was 19, is still managing the books at the family-owned business which includes engineering and an extensive property portfolio. With the help of Leamington property consultants ehB Commercial, Kigass has already sold five of the 11 industrial units at a long-established former dumper truck factory in Lower Cape, Warwick, which has lain idle for the last decade, but is scheduled to become the £3 million St George’s Business Park. Monica, who lives in Leamington, said: “I love working for Kigass – it has been my life and will continue to be important to me. Looking back, I have only ever not been able to account for twopence, which is quite an achievement really. Now I am very honoured to be a part of the future as the business continues to grow and create new jobs. Monica is pictured with Simon Hain and Victoria Mawer of ehB Commercial and Joanne Smith of Kigass Ltd at the site of St George’s Business Park.