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Newbury Building Society recently honoured its longest serving employee, ICT Systems Support Officer Shiobann Stacey, who achieved 40 years continuous service with the business in July.
Shiobann started as an office typist when she joined the Society in Newbury in 1977 and since then she has worked in a number of administrative roles in the mortgage, investment and ICT departments. Shiobann has become such an advocate for working at the Society that all three of her children have also joined the Society as employees over the last 11 years.
"Over the last 40 years the Society has changed dramatically. When I started there were no computers, everything had to be completed manually on typewriters. I have seen a lot of changes in regulation, technology and working practices and the Building Society world is now so different from the one I joined but the variety of the roles and the chance to work in different departments with so many different people means I've never been bored with my job."
Chief Executive of Newbury Building Society, Roland Gardner said,
"Shiobann, or ‘Shiv’ as we all call her, is remarkable. To achieve 40 years service in modern times is a fantastic achievement and evidence of her tremendous loyalty and commitment to the business. She has risen to all the challenges thrown at her over the years and has been a friend to so many customers as well as a great facilitator of change for the Society. I am delighted to recognise her contribution and look forward to her extending her career for many more years."
When Shiobann isn't working, she takes time out to spend quality time with her friends and family, Shiobann also enjoys spending time in her garden and reading books by her favourite authors.
In front of her colleagues at Head Office last week, Shiobann was presented with a card and shopping vouchers by Chief Executive Roland Gardner in recognition of her achievement.