Congratulations Valmai on 28 years with Barker’s

Our CEO, Justin Riley, congratulates Valmai on her 28 years service at Barker’s.

Valmai who recently retired, will be one of nine employees being recognised for 25 years of service working at Barker’s of Geraldine, at our 45th Birthday celebration in September.

“As a business we rarely stop to celebrate our successes, but celebrating 45 years on our family farm is such a great achievement that we felt a staff party was called for!” Justin told the Barker’s team at a ‘State of the Nation’ quarterly catch up in Geraldine (yesterday).

Valmai is a real character. From dressing as a blonde in high heeled boots and fishnet stockings for an interview with Michael (who did not recognise her at first), to dressing as a clown in the local supermarket during Christmas time, and even Camp Mother from the Topp Twins for the farewell of a staff member – she has such generous community spirit, and will be missed by the team!