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Bradford branch manager celebrates 20 Years with Royal Bank of Canada

Jamie Cleaver was also awarded RBC’s Community Leadership Award for her volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity

Bradford Royal Bank of Canada's Branch Manager Jamie Cleaver was showered with gifts last Friday as she celebrated her 20th year working for the organization.

Cleaver received flowers, cards, gift cards, and even her favourite pie (strawberry rhubarb) from RBC staff last week in recognition of not only her 20 years of dedication with the bank, but her birthday as well.

Cleaver joined RBC in 2001 and has worked at over seven different branches stretching across the Toronto area, York Region, and Barrie. She has held various roles, starting as a client advisor, banking advisor, financial advisor, manager client care, assistant branch manager, and now branch manager. She joined the Bradford branch in January 2021.

Cleaver is also a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Huronia where she sits as Chair of the Family Services Committee and devotes many hours each week helping families acquire their first homes.

“Jamie’s expertise in financial services provides us with sound advice and countless hours assessing family applications with a keen understanding of credit and finances,” read part of a statement on the Habitat for Humanity Canada website. “Her calm and cheerful demeanor and level head is very welcomed when dealing with sensitive information… [w]e are grateful for her commitment to us and our mission.”

Recently, Cleaver won a prestigious award called the ‘Community Leadership Award’ through RBC, recognizing her volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and her involvement in the community of Bradford.

“Jamie has been a wonderful addition to our team in Bradford and we were all excited to help her celebrate her Big Day!” shares Assistant Branch Manager Jackie Ker.

The branch is still operating at half-staff due to capacity restrictions inside the branch, but that did not stop RBC employees from reaching out to Cleaver virtually to congratulate her on her 20 years with the bank.

“I’ve really enjoyed my career at the bank,” said Cleaver. “We get to meet the most amazing people, and you never know who you’re going to work with.”

Cleaver studied International Business at a post-secondary institute and admits she did not think she would end up managing a bank one day, but shares she loves her career and is happy to be at her ‘forever-branch’.

“There’s so much opportunity with RBC,” says Cleaver. “It’s been a whirlwind since I started here that’s for sure… lots of changes, lots of celebrations, it’s been an eventful year so far!”