A Northampton man with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry has returned to the town to become managing partner at Yorkshire Bank.
Andrew Franklin started his career with Yorkshire Bank as a cashier at the Gold Street branch in Northampton and went on to enroll on the company’s management training scheme.
And after enjoying spells as senior partner and managing partner with the bank in High Wycombe, Andrew is now leading Yorkshire Bank’s Northampton Financial Solutions Centre (FSC) on Waterside Way.
He will also continue to manage Clydesdale Bank’s Milton Keynes FSC – a role he has performed for the last two years.
The 39-year-old, who was born in Northampton and attended St Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough, takes over from Paul Reeves who is now managing partner at Yorkshire Bank in Birmingham.
“I’ve really enjoyed the last 21 years with Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks and am delighted to be back in my home town and leading a hugely experienced team,” he said.
“The bank has built a strong reputation across the Midlands and I’m looking forward to building on the success Paul and his team enjoyed and to be working closely with senior partner Pete Trueman.
“From living and working in Northampton I obviously know the area extremely well and the challenges facing the region and we’re actively looking to support trading and forward-thinking businesses through our Investing for Growth initiative.
“Indeed our commitment is now stronger than ever as we continue to attract growing numbers of small and medium sized businesses.
“We delivered on our two-year promise to make £10 billion of gross new lending available to business and personal customers by October 2011 and I’m looking forward to playing a major role in helping companies across Northamptonshire with their growth plans.”
Away from the workplace Andrew, who lives in Brafield on the Green, is a keen golfer and also enjoys playing for a Sunday league football team in Northampton.