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Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks Appoint New Director of Small Business Banking


Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank have today announced the appointment of Gary Lumby as its new Director of Small Business Banking.

Gary takes on this newly created role with immediate effect. He moves up from his role as Head of Retail for Yorkshire Bank, where he has built strong relationships in the business community. Steve Fletcher, Head of Sales Development, will become the new Head of Retail for Yorkshire Bank.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks currently operate small business banking through branches across England and Scotland. As Director of Small Business Banking, Gary will take the strategic lead in shaping this area of the business and driving it forward.

Gary’s first duty has been to appoint his new Head of Small Business Banking, who will manage day-to-day operations. Claire Shields will move up from her role as Head of Direct Banking.

Steve Reid, Retail Director, commented on the appointment:

“This is a positive move for the Bank and customers. We have been listening to small businesses, who tell us a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not right for them. We believe we can provide them with a significantly enhanced service compared to their existing bank.

“Our existing small business model works well, as does iFS, our business banking operation. Gary’s role will be to take the strengths of both build a ‘best in class’ service for an important section of the business community.

“I am very pleased that Gary has accepted this role, he will bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the business sector.”

Gary Lumby, Director of Small Business Banking, said:

“I’m delighted to take on this new role; driving this very important part of our business forward and ensuring that we continue to deliver a service that is tailored to suit the needs of individual small businesses.”

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