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First Global fêtes Mandeville customers

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Vance Simpson (centre), a customer of First Global Financial Services (FGFS), gets a hearty handshake from FGFS president Robert Drummond, as businesswoman and FGFS customer Rosie Hawthorn looks on.
These are among the top decision-makers at First Global Financial Services. From left are Miguel Walker, senior business development manager, Robert Drummond, president, and Maria Ho Sue, vice-president. - Contributed
It was a cheerful moment for senior citizens Steve Dyer (left) and his wife Lorna (second right) when they shared company with Robert Drummond (second left), president of First Global Financial Services, and Marilyn McGann-Lewis.

First Global Financial Services (FGFS) has been setting a familiar trend among its customers. The bank is building a reputation for giving customers special treats occasionally in the three main business districts where they operate.

This was evident when FGFS' top brass staged an impressive president's cocktail reception to a full house at the Bloomfield Great House in Mandeville, Manchester, recently. The rain had drenched the town for the better part of the day, but the showers did not dampen attendance, they turned out to be a blessing instead.

It is well known that most of the residents of Mandeville do not go out or stay out late. This time, however, FGFS' clients showed up in large numbers.

Bloomfield Great House, perched on the hills on Bloomfield Street; is a 200-year-old Georgian-style structure with a wooden verandah overlooking the mountainous terrain in the distance and sections of the town itself. It was crammed to capacity and the staff were evidently focused on giving the most impressive customer service they possibly could.

"This is one of the best turnouts I've seen here for any event in a while," someone in the crowd remarked. I am satisfied that I came tonight."

In a brief address, Robert Drummond, president of FGFS, on behalf of the management and staff, expressed his gratitude to the clients for turning out in such large numbers, in spite of the change in weather. "You have turned out in record numbers," Drummond said.

Special recognition was given to Cecil and Olive Weir who had just landed in the island and, upon hearing of the event, opted to divert from their homeward journey to the venue to share in the occasion. "That's what I describe as two devoted clients. This is really appreciated," Drummond quipped.