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CEO of UK's biggest bank visits Gainsborough

CEO of UK’s biggest bank visits Gainsborough

Date published: 27 September 2017
Steve Gelder, Harry Keogh, Alison Rose and Tim Downing
Tim Downing, Alison Rose, Steve Gelder and Harry Keogh

Be proud and passionate in what you do - that was the message to students at Gainsborough College.

Alison Rose CEO of commercial and private banking at Natwest and executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was invited on a tour of the construction college in the town, Gainsborough Old Hall and surrounding area.

She was joined by Harry Keogh Managing Director of Coutts Bank, hosted by chairman of the Gainsborough Place Board, Steve Gelder and vice chair Tim Downing. They were both delighted to be showing these high profile guests around the town and sharing the exciting work of the Invest Gainsborough growth and regeneration programme. 

Alison explained that her role was to simply make businesses more successful. She said: “No matter where you work, you can make yourselves more successful by working really hard and having a good attitude.”

Alison and Harry were given a quick tour of the Old Hall and were keen to find out about its history and connection to the Mayflower 400 celebrations.

Steve Gelder, CEO of Gelder was delighted to showcase the town and the work of the Gainsborough College in promoting construction as a career path.

He said: “It was great to be able to introduce so many people to two banking superstars. Remember people do business with people, if you can lift someone’s spirits, surprise them with an act of kindness or maybe just hand out an unexpected ‘well done’ or ‘thank you’ it will go much further than criticism and nastiness. Support your colleagues, customers and mates and they’ll support you.”

Tim Downing director of Pygott and Crone was keen to show off what the town had to offer. He said: “This is Lincolnshire and Gainsborough’s ‘Golden Era’, and it is really putting Gainsborough on the map!”

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