Published: February 24, 2023
Unity Trust Bank has announced the appointment of six new Relationship Managers across the Midlands and Southern regions. They will support, develop and expand the bank’s customer portfolio.
New recruits Richard Leighton and Steven Lovell will be based in Unity’s South team, working alongside Regional Director Matt Conroy. Amy McDermott, Gareth Eynon, David Robinson and Sukhie Gakhal will be based in the Midlands. They will be working with Regional Director Andrew Bird.
Unity’s UK-wide network of experienced Relationship Managers is fundamental to the bank’s personal, customer-led service. Alongside extensive experience in commercial banking, the newly appointed Managers bring with them a wealth of knowledge across a broad range of sectors, including corporate, not-for-profit, education and trade unions.
As previously announced, Unity Trust Bank recently strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Alexandra Rice as Chief Commercial Officer and Joshua Meek as Head of Impact and Sustainability.
Alexandra will be responsible for developing Unity’s commercial strategy, alongside managing Unity’s front office, customer support and marketing teams. She brings over 20 years of banking experience to Unity Trust Bank. Alexandra will use her depth of knowledge in the field to support the bank’s growth. She will help continue Unity’s strong tradition of relationship led banking.
Joshua joined Unity from Big Issue Invest. There, he supported SMEs to deliver more social and environmental outcomes in their communities. Joshua brings extensive experience in international development and social investment. He will drive Unity’s aim to be a thought leader for quality impact management in commercial banking.
With offices in Birmingham, Manchester and London, Unity Trust Bank provides an ethical banking solution for businesses with a social conscience.
Deborah Hazell is the CEO of Unity Trust Bank. She said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed six new, highly experienced Relationship Managers to the growing team here at Unity, along with the recent senior appointments of Alex and Josh.
“We continue to welcome new customers across a range of sectors. So, we also continue to invest in our team and strengthen our leadership and regional network. This allows us to offer the very best support to customers across the UK.”
Meanwhile, results have been released from the latest Financial Services Culture Board (FSCB) Employee Survey, the financial services’ largest independent employee survey that provides firms with a measurable and trackable perception of its culture.
Over 65% of staff at Unity Trust Bank ‘strongly agree’ that they see fellow colleagues go the extra mile to meet the needs of customers. 60% also ‘strongly agree’ that staff are encouraged to provide customers with information to help them make the right decisions.
Deborah continued, “At Unity, our company culture is incredibly important to us. It’s hugely encouraging to see these independent results from the FSCB. They reflect the ethos across our team to put customers and their communities first.”