A DUDLEY Building Society employee has celebrated 40 years service.

Brenda Russon started at the society's Dudley branch in 1977.

Since then has had a number of roles at different locations, including the Gornal Wood branch in Abbey Road, where she currently works as a customer service adviser.

Chief executive, Jeremy Wood, visited the branch on Wednesday to present Brenda with flowers, cake, cards and gifts from across the organisation.

He said: "We are thrilled to be celebrating with Brenda. Her passion for customer care is as evident now as I’m sure it was all of those years ago.

"We often refer to ‘Brenda from Gornal’ when we exemplify customer service."