New Bank of Scotland appointment to support manufacturers
Bank of Scotland has appointed a new area director to head up its manufacturing division as it continues to invest in the sector.
Craig Pollock has been named Area Director, Manufacturing after a career spanning nearly 20 years with the bank.
Most recently, he was Area Director, SME Scotland – working alongside Regional Director for SME Scotland Fraser Sime and the 90-strong relationship team which supports clients with turnovers of between £1m and £25m.
In his new Scotland-wide role, Pollock will support the growth of the Scottish manufacturing sector by providing tailored finance and guidance which matches the industry’s needs.
He said: “I’m excited to be leading our Manufacturing team in Scotland supporting a sector that is integral to the country’s economic growth objectives.
“At Bank of Scotland, we understand that manufacturing businesses have unique banking needs and through our specially trained relationship managers we are committed to backing them with the kind of tailored support they need.
“That can be assisting with cashflow needs, financing growth to build new supply chains, improving efficiency, or helping them to enter new markets at home and abroad.
“Our latest PMI report found manufacturers have seen strong growth in new orders and I’m looking forward to working with our team of specialist managers to help Scottish firms to achieve sustained, long-term growth.”
Meanwhile, Bank of Scotland has appointed Clare Richardson Area Director, Aberdeen and NE Scotland, SME banking.
Richardson said: “Bank of Scotland’s commitment to supporting SMEs is a key part of our latest business growth charter, which is focused on helping businesses export, improving their digital skills and fulfilling their growth ambitions.
“We want to ensure that they have access to affordable finance and that we are providing the right support to help these businesses grow.
“SMEs make up the vast majority of Scottish businesses, and I am excited to be joining my new team as we work together to help Britain prosper.”