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Retirement for loyal Barclays employees

Banks bids farewell to long-serving trio

Three Barclays employees with more than 100 years of service between them are celebrating their retirement.

Elaine Bell and Mike Doolan have completed their last working days at the bank and Mark Naish will leave his role as a credit officer this month.

Mike Doolan has worked at Barclays for more than 38 years having begun his career with the bank in the UK in 1978.

He moved to the Isle of Man 11 years later in a role which involved covering senior staff holidays and sickness and included taking on branch manager, operations and head cashier responsibilities.

He’s held many senior managerial positions such as operations manager at the Ramsey branch and relationship manager in fiduciary and corporate services.

Elaine Bell has called Barclays home for 39 years of her career. She joined the bank on September 21, 1977 and retired on the same date 39 years later.

She has worked in all of the bank’s branches, primarily in Douglas, Port Erin and Ramsey, in administrative and operational roles, including work in Cyprus, Gibraltar, London and the Channel Islands.

Mr Naish has been working for Barclays for more than 40 years during which time he took on a variety of roles including head of foreign and treasury, head of securities and his current role as a credit officer.

Barclays has played an important role in Mr Naish’s personal life. His career at the bank led him to meeting his now wife when they worked together at the Heywoods branch in Liverpool in 1983 and they married in 1986.

Simon Scott, managing director at Barclays in the Isle of Man, said: ‘At Barclays we’re proud of our track record of attracting, developing and retaining a high calibre of employees across the business. We’re one of the biggest employers in the Isle of Man and we’re committed to the success of our colleagues and the island community.

‘Elaine, Mike and Mark have been invaluable members of the Barclays team for a long time and we are very sad to see them go but we know that they will enjoy their well-deserved retirements.’

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