Newbury employees gathered together on 29 August to wish Mr Butler, a longstanding member, a very happy 100th birthday.
Mr Butler, who is known as Jim, visited the Society’s Abingdon branch on Bury Street, of which he has been a member since the 1980s, for a birthday tea party.
The party featured special gold ‘100’ balloons, as well as sandwiches and cakes. Mr Butler was also presented with a birthday hamper and an engraved pen to celebrate his centenary and thank him for his many years of custom.
It’s the staff that make the building society such a nice place to go to. I’ve been so many places in my life and sometimes people are so abrupt, but I’ve never had that with the Newbury – I have always had first-class service and they have been very good to me over the years.
Newbury Building Society’s Sales Manager, Karen Smith, has known Mr Butler since she worked in the Abingdon branch almost 20 years ago.
Karen attended the celebration to wish him a happy birthday and commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to mark this occasion with Jim, who has been one of our most loyal customers over the years. It’s not often that you get to celebrate 25 years’ service of your own and a whole century of such a great personality in the same year!
Even at the ripe old age of 100, Jim keeps the team at Abingdon on their toes – never afraid to provide feedback and sharing fond memories with us whenever he can. It’s always great to catch up with our longtime members and we look forward to continuing to welcome Jim into the branch.”