NATIONWIDE Building Society employees from Chard were the talk of the town at the company’s annual awards ceremony when they were presented with the branch of the year title.

The annual awards event is the highlight of the Nationwide calendar and recognise its highest performers across the business for their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, raising the bar in their day to day performance, and inspiring trust among customers and colleagues.

The team at the Chard branch was recognised for the trust and reputation they have with their customers, and for being the hub of the community.

Nationwide group director Alison Robb said: “This is a real triumph for Chard.

“Putting members first is important to employees at the branch and has resulted in their position as one of Nation-wide’s top ten branches for customer service across the UK.”

Branch manager Darryl Sun-nick said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we’re delighted to have won this award.

“We’re committed to providing great customer service to members and pride ourselves on making it a real team effort.

“I feel honoured to work with such a great bunch of people and I’m pleased all our hard work has been recognised.”