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Santander Appoints new Relationship Director for South Yorkshire and the Humber

Santander Corporate & Commercial has increased its support for businesses in South Yorkshire and the Humber with the appointment of Damian Connelly as Relationship Director.

Santander Corporate & Commercial has increased its support for businesses in South Yorkshire and the Humber with the appointment of Damian Connelly as Relationship Director. 

Covering Corporate Business Centres across the region, Damian will specialise in working with local businesses with an annual turnover of between £25m and £50m. As the bank looks to expand further into the region, he will be responsible for building new customer relationships across all sectors and in particular, Manufacturing, given his long association with this sector. 

Damian joins a 30-strong team in the region which includes sector and product specialists in Real Estate, Healthcare, Education, Asset, Invoice and Trade Finance. Damian previously worked for Barclays and has 25 years of experience working in the region. 

Jonathan Thompson, South Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Director for Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “I am delighted to welcome Damian to our team. Santander Corporate & Commercial has established itself as a major supporter of UK 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. 

“We are committed to growing our relationship teams to provide this dedicated support for more local businesses, as our own business continues to expand and grow. Damian is an experienced local banker committed to supporting businesses in South Yorkshire and the Humber, and I wish him every success in his new role.”

Local businesses in the South Yorkshire and Humber area wishing to speak to Damian can do so on 07710 380452.

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Santander Corporate & Commercial provides dedicated relationship banking support to businesses with a turnover of more than £250,000. It is part of Santander UK, a leading financial services provider in the UK which offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 30 June 2014, Santander UK serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,300 employees, almost 1,000 branches and 52 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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Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) 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 1.34 trillion in managed funds, 107 million customers, 13,225 branches – more than any other international bank – and 183,648 employees at the close of June 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 the first half of 2014, Santander registered EUR 2.756 billion in attributable profit, an increase of 22% from the same period of the previous year.

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