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Appreciating the service of our friends and colleagues

Diane Farmer

14 NOVEMBER 2020

43 years since I started in the Bank today xx

Gillian Holmes

27 OCTOBER 2020

40 years ago today I started my weeks induction course in Liverpool and I'm still with the bank now!

Cant say I've loved every minute but I met my husband and many life long friends through working for the bank so it's not been all bad!

Helen Durrant

A LINKEDIN POST FROM HELEN DURRANT

So, today I celebrated 20 years with #HSBCUK, and I just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone I've met, worked with, and become a lifelong friend with during all these years.

My time in the Retail Bank was fabulous, but not without it's occasional challenges. However, they have made me the stronger person I am today.

And, 3 years ago, when I made the transition to #HSBCCMB, I haven't looked back. It was definitely the right move. And now to #GLCM where I've been since January 2020.

It really has been the most extraordinary year, but I'm looking forward to 2021.

Celebrating tonight with a bottle of wine that my dear friend and colleague, Jonathan Rutter, bought me when I got the GLCM job in January.

I'm raising a glass to him, as he isn't here to be able celebrate - if he was, and under 'normal' circumstances, we'd be off out for a slap up meal with lots of wine!

Thank you to all those who have joined me today - it's really made my day xxx

Jenny Harding

A LINKEDIN POST FROM JENNY - 15 OCTOBER 2020

I decided to celebrate 15 years working at HSBC by treating myself to a cake.

I don't need much of a reason to buy cakes, but it seemed like a good enough reason to me.

Jean Wakefield

16 AUGUST 2020

49 years ago I started my training course in Liverpool,have made lifelong friends and still going strong, hopefully reducing to 3 days a week.

Carly Batey

6 OCTOBER 2020

Celebrated my 20 years in HSBC today!

I’m feeling very blessed to be apart of a great team who have made this occasion very memorable.

Philippa Thomson

2 OCTOBER 2020

2nd October 1972 I turned up for my first day at Midland Bank Highfield Road Blackpool (now Italio restaurant) how can it be 48 years!!

I’ve had a blast, I’m still working, now of course for HSBC and have worked with some fabulous people over the years.

I’ve had a very varied career, travelling the country for 15 years working for O&M, BSI and what ever else they chose to call us.

I worked in marketing department and of course in branch banking where I am today.

Sue Young

30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hi Martin

I am today (30/9) celebrating 35 year service at midland Bank / HSBC

Please can you post this on the Facebook site

Thanks

Sue Young

Sue Bloomfield

19 SEPTEMBER 2020

32 years on 19 September.

Been at Basildon 40 09 17 for 12 years, Grays 40 22 21, now closed, for 20 years before that.

Julie Charlton

18 SEPTEMBER 2020

18th September 2020 will be my 48th year with Midland and HSBC.

Suzanne Whitehead

17 SEPTEMBER 2020

I joined Midland Bank 30 years ago at New Milton today !

I remember it causing a bit of a commotion as I had previously worked for Lloyd's and whilst I started back on Rem because I was experienced I quickly made it to the counter leapfrogging some of the other Rem clerks to the position.

There was a strict hierarchical code in those days and it ruffled a few feathers !

I talked to the customers too much and whilst the wealth team loved it because I was always booking them appointments my till never balanced !

My manager at the time however spotted potential pulled me to one side and said I think you would be better in a customer facing role rather than on the counter and my career in wealth was born!

Been in various roles since then and loved my Wealth journey through the bank.

Not bad considering I was only staying for a year !

Paul Langstaff

11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Another year older but more importantly 48 years service not out.

I actually challenged the UK head to make sure that they review the long service awards over the next 2 years.

My thanks to those colleagues who took the time to offer me their congratulations.

Philip Robinson

1 SEPTEMBER 2020

Completing forty years today which will be last working day, before officially retiring at end of September.

Wendy Mitchell

26 AUGUST 2020

26 August 1980 I walked into my first branch at Dagenham Dock.

40 years later still working for the Bank. Seen lots of changes and no doubt more to come.

Alison Wells

19 AUGUST 2020

Hi Martin

Please could you arrange an appreciation of service for my friend Alison Wells who celebrates 40 years service.

I worked with her at 431 Oxford Street from 85-89.

Thanks.

Simon Sherlock

Elaine Blackburn

16 AUGUST 2020

44 years ago yesterday I started at Paragon Square in Hull. (Long since closed).

Moved to York in 1981 and still there now (via 3 years in Harrogate). Still going strong although my office is now in my kitchen!

Kim Metherell

13 AUGUST 2020

Hi Martin.

I'm part of the newly formed GLCM Customer Servicing Team and 2 of the team each completed 41 years service on 13 August.

I don't know if they've already been mentioned on here. Tricia Evans and Kim Metherell started the same day.

Could you please send our congratulations from the new team:

Ben Taylor (team leader), Diane Brown, Minnie Heath, Angela Musgrove- Price, Zoe Prynne and Eleri Neal.

We've only met over Zoom but I think we'll be a good team.

Thanks Martin x

Eleri Neal

Tricia Evans

13 AUGUST 2020

Hi Martin.

I'm part of the newly formed GLCM Customer Servicing Team and 2 of the team each completed 41 years service on 13 August.

I don't know if they've already been mentioned on here. Tricia Evans and Kim Metherell started the same day.

Could you please send our congratulations from the new team:

Ben Taylor (team leader), Diane Brown, Minnie Heath, Angela Musgrove- Price, Zoe Prynne and Eleri Neal.

We've only met over Zoom but I think we'll be a good team.

Thanks Martin x

Eleri Neal

Sue M Birch

12 AUGUST 2020

I started 12th August 1974 in Kenilworth and I still work part time in Market Bosworth.

I remember thinking everyone looked old when I started at 19. Now I’m the old crinkly!!

Tracy Harvey

12 AUGUST 2020

So 40 years ago today I walked into Midland Bank Threadneedle Street in London to start work.

I was 16 years old and very scared! Now 40 years later I’m still going strong, working from home. Lots of fun and laughter and so many changes in those 40 years.

Thank you to all the people I’ve met that have made my time at the bank so memorable.

Sue Bowey

6 AUGUST 2020

Early Syston Days (was Sue Garner) I achieved my 40 Years last August, started 6 Aug 1979.

Now at Loughborough Branch.

Dianne Reeks

5 AUGUST 2020

35 years service today & still here & counting.

John Verdant

4 AUGUST 2020

I joined the bank on 4th August 1980 starting at Birmingham Acocks Green 40-11-01 as a Head Office Trainee.

Well 40 years later I'm still here!!

I've made so many great friends for life and had lots of laughs.

Thank you all. Xx

Margaret Tabor

3 AUGUST 2020

50 years ago today I knocked on the door of Chesterton Road, Cambridge to start my first day of work and 50 years later I’m still knocking on the door albeit at a different branch in Suffolk.

How banking has changed in that time but working with all my colleagues over the years has been the best. X

Tina Salvage

3 AUGUST 2020

33 years ago today I walked into Dartford branch & I am still here.

Adrian Peter Spinks

29 JULY 2020

40 years ago today I started working for Midland Bank at 25 Great Portland Street W1.

One company name change, umpteen roles (some yuk, some great), one TUPE and four decades later I am still here, albeit semi-retired.

Where did that time go?

Jacqui Hill

29 JULY 2020

40 years service.

Started 29 July 1980 at Midland Bank, Aldgate branch.

I’m still working at Basildon.

Sue Hartill

29 JULY 2020

Today I have completed 46 years with Midland /HSBC where have all those years gone.

I'm still working as branch manager at Market Bosworth branch 4 days per week.

I think I've worked in about 25 different branches returning a couple of times to some.

Met many lovely people friends and colleagues but I've definitely seen some changes.

Steve Roe

28 JULY 2020

Celebrated with the East Midlands MME team this afternoon my 40th.

Tracey Baker

28 JULY 2020

I can’t believe that today I’ve worked for the Bank for 40 years !!

I joined in 1980 when Midland Bank offered me a job at my interview (doesn’t happen that way these days)

During my first week I remember going home and telling my Mum how I couldn’t believe that there were ladies, that had worked there for 10 years !!!!

That was never going to be me.

Who would have thought that 40 years later I’d be on secondment to the Financial Support Team, working from home on a laptop.

Jane Hayler

22 July 2020

40 years today at Godalming.

Sue Hunter

22 JULY 2020

40th Anniversary for myself on 22 July, currently working at 16 Goring Road, Worthing.

Derek Moulding

21 JULY 2020

Today marks the 40th anniversary of my starting work with HSBC.

On 21 July 1980, I joined what was then Midland Bank in Syston, Leicester and I have been with the same employer throughout my entire banking career.

Yvonne Wright

21 JULY 2020

40 years service today and thoroughly spoilt by my team, the Comms Management Team and two surprise guests who treated me to a virtual celebration on Zoom followed by flowers and Champagne being delivered to the door.

I would just like to say a big hello and thank you to all the friends and colleagues I have worked with over the years.

That includes working at 25 retail branches across the South Coast from Wimborne in Dorset to Bognor Regis in West Sussex, 3 Area Offices Portsmouth Commercial Road, Southampton Cumberland Place and Norwich House Southampton with 8CS London and 1CS Birmingham as team bases and last but not least my work with the Horizons team when under the CVM umbrella.

A very varied career with many adventures and plenty of changes.

Along with my first full payslip of £183.88 and annual salary of £2335, I found the following which made me laugh - Area Magazines and daily circulars were the means of communication long before the Horizons Facebook page, HSBC blogs and Twitter.

Deby Manning

8 JULY 2020

I joined 8 July 1980 straight from school at 16 so have a 40 year service coming up.

Started at Eastern Branch in Whitechapel High Street, then Upton Park and Spitalfields Branch.

Went on to the DSC and had various roles in Canary Wharf mainly Internal Audit.

Earliest memory was a 2 week induction course in London.

I loved working those early days.

Nifty Roy Norton

8 JULY 2020

Celebrating 40 years of working!

Aka Roy Norton - started in Huyton branch and after a few months moved to Norton Street, Liverpool.

Thirty years ago moved to Yorkshire, worked at various branches and currently RBM in Castleford!

Debs Knapp

4 JULY 2020

Hi. I learnt of this website from the news letter.

4 July 37 years service.

Jackie Keating

JULY 2020

MESSAGE KINDLY SHARED BY TRACEY GARGANI

July was a month for Ruislip Branch

30 years for Sandra Todd

40 years for Tracey Gargani and Jackie Keating,

Unfortunately Jackie was camera shy

Tracey Gargani

JULY 2020

MESSAGE KINDLY SHARED BY TRACEY GARGANI

July was a month for Ruislip Branch

30 years for Sandra Todd

40 years for Tracey Gargani and Jackie Keating,

Unfortunately Jackie was camera shy

Sandra Todd

JULY 2020

MESSAGE KINDLY SHARED BY TRACEY GARGANI

July was a month for Ruislip Branch

30 years for Sandra Todd

40 years for Tracey Gargani and Jackie Keating,

Unfortunately Jackie was camera shy

Kay Salter

28 JUNE 2020

Sitting at home tonight thinking why does tomorrow the 28th June ring a bell.

Then I remembered it was the day I started work at Midland Bank 47 Eastgate St Chester in 1982 and now back where I started as its my registered address for the Bank now.

Currently working from the dining room at home helping Businesses.

Many memories over the years and fabulous friendships.

Caron Waymark

3 JUNE 2020

MESSAGE KINDLY SHARED BY SUE HUNTER

40th Anniversary for Caron Waymark on 3 June, currently working at 16 Goring road, Worthing.

Sarah Austen

29 MAY 2020

I joined on 29/5/1989 so just coming up to my 36 year anniversary.

I started at Clapham in Bedfordshire, moved on to High Street, Bedford before transferring to Market Hill, Cambridge in 1991.

Various moves thereafter ending up in Canary Wharf and now the Birmingham HQ.

Karen Martin

30 APRIL 2020

Joined midland Bank 30th April 1984.

I started at high Holborn then worked at Holborn circus and Fleet Street.

Then after coming back from a career break I have worked at Grays Shenfield and my current branch lakeside.

Sharon Slade

16 FEBRUARY 2020

So 36 years ago today, I knocked on the big wooden door of Midland Bank at Broadgreen Branch, Liverpool (later to be a sub branch to Old Swan, Liverpool) to start my first job.

Little did I know what an amazing career and opportunities would open up for me.

During my career with HSBC I have met so many incredible and inspiring people, some are still a huge part in my life and have become close friends (too many to mention).

From Liverpool to Jersey (Guernsey & Isle of Man) and now to Birmingham HQ, still enjoying my fantastic career journey and meeting new colleagues and external partners.

Timing is fantastic, as tomorrow I look forward to a reunion with friends and colleagues from HSBC Old Swan branch, Liverpool.

Some of us haven’t seen each other for over 28 years!

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