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.