HULL, U.K. - Holliday Pigments, the world's largest manufacturer of ultramarine blue pigments, has reached a significant milestone and is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. To mark the achievement and kick-start celebrations, a presentation to the longest-serving employee took place at the Hull, U.K., plant.

With 35 years of experience at Holliday Pigments' Hull base, John Monks has seen the company grow radically over the years to become internationally renowned. Commended for his dedication to the company and acknowledged for his fitness level, Monks was presented with a re-sprayed ultramarine blue bicycle by Holliday Pigments chairman, Robert Rae.