Four members of staff at Skipton International are celebrating clocking up 100 years of service between them.
Jean Whalley, Senior Mortgage Administrator, has recently surpassed 30 years with the savings and mortgage bank, whilst Annette Wales, HR and Office Manager, has now been with Skipton for 25 years.
In addition, Lisa Bourgaize, who works as a Mortgage Administrator, reached 27 years in March, and Nicola Green, Assistant Finance Manager, has been employed for nearly 20 years.
Managing Director Jim Coupe praised all four for their long service to the business.
“At the very heart of Skipton is the people who work here. Without the dedication of talented staff such as Annette, Jean, Lisa and Nicola we couldn’t be as successful as we are. Skipton is grateful to them for their dedication and I wholeheartedly congratulate them on their long service.”
Ms Whalley has been with the mortgage company since before Skipton International was formed in 2009 following the amalgamation of Skipton Guernsey and Scarborough Channel Islands.
"My first role was as Banking Administrator. In 2003 I moved into the mortgage team as a Mortgage Administrator and then got promoted to Senior Mortgage Administrator," she said. "I’ve been given numerous opportunities to develop my skills and knowledge and I love helping our customers to achieve their home owning ambitions. I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked for Skipton and have made some lifelong friends along the way.”
Over 25% of the current staff have been at the business in excess of ten years - a criteria which Ms Wales comfortably falls into.
"I first joined Skipton as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director, and am now the HR and Office Manager," she said. “Skipton is a great place to work. I’ve enjoyed helping the company grow from just 12 people to 66, and really enjoy watching people thrive in their roles.”
Pictured top: Nicola Green, Lisa Bourgaize, Annette Wales, Jean Whalley.
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