A POPULAR member of the team at Auchinleck Community Development Initiative has bid farewell.

After almost three year’s as Finance and HR Officer, Shona Fleming is moving to pastures new as a self-employed personal assistant.

Shona became a well-kent face and supported many new young employees who joined the team at ACDI.

For many of these new recruits, their post at ACDI was their first job, making the time Shona spent helping them settle in extremely important.

Her role expanded when she began assisting Strategies to Employ People (STEP) clients, then Community Welfare Champion work at Muirkirk Enterprise Group Centre.

Stuart Mitchell, ACDI’s events and activities co-ordinator, said: “Having made a solid start at establishing her new freelance business, Shona made the decision to hand in her notice to ACDI at the end of October 2018.

“She will be sorely missed by her colleagues at ACDI who valued her efficient administrative support. All the board members, staff and volunteers wish Shona all the best for the future.”