ELAINE Cain, who began her banking career aged only 15 for Isle of Man Bank in 1968, is retiring this month, having spent the last 12 years as manager of the Peel branch.
Born and raised in Peel, Elaine attended local schools before starting work.
‘It’s so different now, I was the youngest employee and we used handwritten ledgers!’ she said.
She left the bank to look after her family in 1978, before returning part time after a few short years.
Previously to being appointed manager in 2000, she worked in a number of roles, including staff trainer and customer service officer also based at the Peel branch.
One of the many highlights of Elaine’s career was accepting a National Customer Service Award in 2009, which was presented at an event at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Also attended by some of her staff, she said: ‘We were so happy to be nominated so it was such a wonderful surprise to have won.’
Isle of Man Bank managing director Bill Shimmins said: ‘Elaine has been a steadfast manager for the bank and supported the Peel community with great aplomb over the years.
‘We wish her a long and happy retirement.’
During her retirement she plans to enjoy a trip to America and concentrate on being a grandmother.