A fond farewell to esbs’ longest-serving staff member

Earl Shilton Building Society (esbs) is saying farewell to its longest-serving employee after an impressive 44 years.

Sally Hunt, esbs’ Risk & Compliance Manager, will retire at the end of February after spending more than four decades working at the head office in Earl Shilton.

After joining esbs as a cashier at the age of 17, Sally gained valuable experience in savings, mortgages, and financial policy before progressing to the Executive Team to manage the critical areas of risk and compliance. It is this leadership role that has seen Sally work tirelessly to protect, shape, and enhance esbs, its reputation, and its all-important members.

With the ever-changing regulatory landscape, Sally has been instrumental in developing and deploying a future-fit risk and compliance programme, and building an effective four-person team to continue the Society’s success.

“I feel immensely proud of the fulfilling career I’ve had at esbs and the progress that we, as a team, have made in the last 44 years,” says Sally, who has lived and worked in Earl Shilton for most of her life.

“We have a deep sense of loyalty and team spirit at esbs, and I know that I am leaving the Risk & Compliance Team in a stronger position and in the hands of colleagues who will always do what is best for our members. esbs is at the heart of the local community and I am fortunate to have met so many wonderful people throughout my time here. I wish my colleagues and our loyal members all the very best for the future.”

During her retirement, Sally plans to spend valuable time with her family, especially her granddaughter, as well as travelling, enjoying live music events and spending time in her garden.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “Sally has been a prominent figure at esbs for the last four decades, familiar to colleagues and members. She will be sorely missed by us all, but we hope she enjoys her very well deserved retirement.

“On behalf of everyone at the Society, I would like to say a huge thank you to Sally for all that she has done and wish her all the very best for the future.”

Further information on esbs is available at www.esbs.co.uk.