From literally the youngest to the oldest, no customer at Scotiabank’s Holetown branch was left out when the bank took its 60th anniversary celebrations to the West Coast recently.
Melville Williams, who at 106 years old still does his own banking, was the toast of the day, along with 11-month-old Sophie Spinx, as Scotiabank honoured the branch’s eldest and youngest customers.
The bank’s other customers were also feted by Branch Manager Caseline Gumbs and other employees. Along with cake and beverages, several of them walked away with prizes from a Spin the Wheel, while the 60th customer for the day also received a special gift.
Among those who shared in Scotiabank’s celebrations were Parish Ambassadors for St. James, Regina Hinds and Keimar Blackman; Orson Alleyne, principal of the Alexandra School which is supported by the bank’s Holetown branch ; and a former Branch Manager, Bonnie Phillips.
The branch is one of the six at which customer appreciation events are being held as part of celebrations to mark Scotiabank’s 60th year of service in Barbados.
“Our customers and the community are the reasons for our success and longevity in Barbados. It’s important to us that we show them, in large ways and small, how much their support means to us and to include them in our celebrations all year long,” said Senior Marketing Manager Lisa Cole.
The bank is also amplifying its philanthropic efforts this year, with a special focus on initiatives involving children, education and health.
Scotiabank staff are also stepping up their volunteerism through a Random Acts of Kindness project, in which they surprise the public with fun and innovative acts of generosity.