Friendly Society grows its team

Yorkshire Friendly Society, Kingston Unity, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of financial services expert, Bev Dyson.

Bev joins the Friendly Society, which was founded in 1840, as community development manager.

With a wealth of experience in the financial services sector, Bev’s career spans 28 years including various banking roles with NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland and a specialism in the area of mortgage advice having worked closely with Mortgage Intermediaries.

Most recently, Bev has worked for the National Skills Academy Financial Services which provides training and development for employees within financial services as well as apprenticeships and money management skills for all.

Bev joins Kingston Unity during a hugely successful period of business growth and strategic development.

Leading on innovative strategies which recognise and build on the Society’s heritage of supporting community groups, Bev will strengthen links with local communities by making a substantial investment in the branch network.

Chief executive Andrew Townsley said:

“Building and developing local relationships and longstanding business connections are key to achieving continued business growth.

“This is an important appointment and underpins the Society’s commitment to working within and adding value to local communities as we continue to help our members secure their financial future.”

Bev said:

“It’s a great time to be joining Kingston Unity as the Society grows and is investing greatly in its community development.

“I’m thrilled to be able to help steer the business over the coming months and years and looking forward to the challenges that will bring!”


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