Society workers win top awards at ceremony
BUILDING society workers who prevented a rogue trader from defrauding a vulnerable elderly customer out of £1,800 have been recognised for their efforts.
The team from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society’s South Wigston branch took the annual prize for the company’s most outstanding members of staff.
They were presented with the 2017 Jeanette Lewis FAB Award - a trophy first awarded in 2012 in memory of a muchmissed former colleague.
Support from the team, along with relevant enquiries made, ensured the cus- tomer’s savings were protected from the rogue trader.
The branch team, led by office manager Marie Yates, had become worried about what was happening to their customer.
The award for the 2017 Volunteer of the Year went to savings manager Kerry McDonagh, who was nominated by four different colleagues.
Kerry has volunteered for Leicestershire Cares’ Go for Reading project helping school pupils each week with their literacy skills since 2012.
Kerry has also provided mock inter- views to school leavers, organised a Christmas party for Mencap in Hinckley, wrapped presents for Toys on the Table and encouraged members of the savings team to also volunteer in several ways.
Long-serving member of staff Jeanette Sobalski was presented with a bouquet in recognition of her 30 years at Hinckley and Rugby.
Clocking up three decades with the society, Jeaneatte first joined the Rugby branch team in 1987 while Margaret Thatcher was still Prime Minister, the Berlin Wall was still standing and James Bond was played by Timothy Dalton.
Bottom Pictured L-R The SouthWigston branch team Teresa Mansell, Gemma Harper, office manager Marie Yates, Mandy Gilbert and Rita Hawkins.
Top L-R Cchief executive Chris White, Volunteer of the Year Kerry McDonagh, South Wigston office manager Marie Yates and long server Jeanette Sobalski