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Santander Appoints New Head of Agriculture

Santander Corporate & Commercial has appointed Richard Newell as the new Head of Agriculture.

Richard will lead the team of Agriculture Relationship Directors across the UK who specialise in working with local agricultural businesses and will be responsible for developing new customer relationships as the bank looks to expand further into the sector.  

Richard has previously worked for HSBC, Clydesdale Bank and as an independent consultant.  He has 30 years of experience working in the industry. 

Stephen Dury, Managing Director, SME Markets and Business Development at Santander said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to our team. Santander Corporate & Commercial has established itself as a proactive supporter of UK agricultural businesses and is committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers so that we are able to provide tailored support at every stage of their business.” 

“Richard is a very experienced banker, who has been involved with the agriculture sector for many years and across a wide range of disciplines including Credit Risk, Management and Consultancy and I wish him every success in his new role.”

Richard Newell, Head of Agriculture at Santander said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with an experienced and passionate team of Agriculture Regional Directors in a sector that is important to Santander Corporate & Commercial and the whole of the UK.”

“I am pleased to have had the opportunity already to confirm our commitment to renew our sponsorship of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Farmers Weekly Awards for 2015.  We will also be attending numerous other agricultural events across the UK throughout the year.”

“As part of the drive to expand further into the sector, I have pleasure in appointing Nicholas Hunt as Deputy Head of Agriculture. Nicholas has a wealth of agricultural knowledge and will be now able to impart his expertise to a wider audience and together we look forward to working with new and existing customers.”

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Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs.   As at 31 December 2014, Santander UK was the most switched to bank, attracting 1 in 4 new retail customers.   The bank serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 921 branches and 66 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

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is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.43 trillion in managed funds, 12,950 branches – more than any other international bank – and 185,400 employees at the close of 2014. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America. It also has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. In 2014 Santander made an attributable profit of EUR 5,816 million, 39% more than the previous year.

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