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Banking a piece of cake in Pembroke

NatWest stalwart Amanda Wilkinson got a surprise visit from local CEO Huw Thomas to mark 25 years of service to the bank.

06 October 2011

Huw turned up with a celebratory cake to mark her quarter of a century helping the people of Pembrokeshire with their banking.

Amanda joined as a trainee under the youth training scheme which ran in the 1980s. She got her first taste of banking at NatWest's branch in Haverfordwest, then moved to Narberth as the branch junior. Three years later she moved to Pembroke Dock where she worked her way up the ranks – and to the frontline on the counter. She later moved to the Pembroke branch where she has spent many years getting to know the people of the town, where she also lives.

Amanda said: "It's hard to believe it's really a quarter of a century. I've done so many different jobs at the bank that it doesn't feel that long. A huge amount has changed in that time, but the one thing that hasn't is how friendly our customers are. I'm also really fortunate to work with some terrific people. My branch manager Joanne Harries is a bank stalwart herself, we spent many years serving together at the old Pembroke Dock branch. It was lovely of Huw to pop in to help us mark the occasion."

Local Chief Executive Officer Huw Thomas said: "Amanda and I have known each other a long time and she has been, and continues to be, a great asset to my team in Pembrokeshire. She has plenty of great stories to tell about things that have happened over the years. Unfortunately we couldn't print them in the paper! I was very pleased to surprise her to show that the bank really values her contribution over the years."

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