New dedicated team is a first for Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Scotland
Allied Irish Bank (GB), which operates from 16 locations in major business centres across the UK, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appointed Sean Fallon to lead its new, specialist professional services team in Scotland and north east England.
The new dedicated team is a first for Allied Irish Bank (GB) in Scotland and adds to the existing specialist healthcare, leisure and hospitality and manufacturing teams.
Fallon, a chartered banker with 28 years’ experience who previously managed the bank’s Edinburgh business centre, will work with colleagues across the bank to target key client sectors.
The team will provide lending opportunities for solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, architects, surveyors and other professional service businesses and build Allied Irish Bank (GB)’s panel, seeking out the best professional partners to service the bank’s client base.
Fallon said: “The strength of Allied Irish Bank (GB) is that, as a niche bank with a defined sectoral focus, we can develop tailored propositions that benefit our clients.
“We already have a number of professional services clients, including accountancy, legal and insolvency firms, and want to build on that base so we can look at strategic partnership opportunities.
“We have a wide client base in different sectors, but with small relationship management teams. This means we act as a barometer, with highly localised knowledge and the ability to respond rapidly to changes in the marketplace.”