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Yorkshire bank appoints new Financial Solution Centre chief for York and North Yorkshire

16th January 2008

Martin Ibbetson, 50, has been appointed managing partner for Yorkshire Bank's York Financial Solutions Centre (FSC).


Yorkshire Bank's York FSC, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, covers the whole of York and North Yorkshire and has 35 staff including the biggest specialist agri-banking team in the bank's UK network.

Martin Ibbetson, who lives in Knaresborough, joined Yorkshire Bank in 1979 and was previously business manager in West Yorkshire and then regional business manager and managing partner of the South Yorkshire FSC at Sheffield.

Yorkshire Bank launched its FSC network to spearhead a new integrated, one-stop-shop approach to business and personal banking which played a key role in it being voted the UK's 'Best Business Bank' by the Forum of Private Business in 2006.

Martin Ibbetson says: "I am looking forward to continued growth at York FSC both in terms of staff numbers and business. York and North Yorkshire has a vibrant business community and this, together with significant inward investment, gives me real confidence for its future".


For Further Information:

Stuart Neill    Natasha Lobley
Clydesdale Bank   The BIG Partnership
Tel. 07767 788 765  Tel. 0141 333 9585 or 07974 688501




Yorkshire Bank
Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  Today, the Bank has more than 230 branches, a strong personal customer base and a growing business capability in the North of England and the Midlands.

Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, which is a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies. Yorkshire Bank joined the Group in 1990.

In 2006, Yorkshire Bank was voted the UK's 'Best Business Bank' by the Forum of Private Business.

Financial Solutions Centres
Yorkshire Bank Financial Solutions Centres (FSC) offer Members a tailored range of business and private banking services under one roof. A team of specialist partners, each with considerable local experience, work together to provide Members with end to end solutions for their business and private banking needs. In addition to banking services, the FSCs also operate as a hub for local business, with a range of networking opportunities and meeting facilities available as a benefit of membership.


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