Two appointments made at NatWest in South Yorkshire

NatWest has appointed Craig Gray as director of commercial banking South Yorkshire and William Islip as senior relationship manager.

Craig has been working at the bank for 10 years, predominantly in asset finance supporting customers in the commercial and corporate arena in both customer facing and leadership roles. He has previously worked as a director of asset finance.

In his new role Craig will be leading a team of commercial relationship managers across South Yorkshire supporting SMEs in the £2 million to £25 million bracket.

Craig said: “I am delighted to join the team in South Yorkshire. The business communities in the region have an important role in supporting the local economy and there are a diverse range of opportunities for businesses within the SME market to grow throughout the local area.”

William has worked at NatWest since graduating with an Economics degree five years ago. He has held roles working within the local SME market, most recently as a relationship manager, supporting small business and start up businesses within the South Yorkshire region.

His new role involves supporting commercial SME businesses within South Yorkshire achieve their ambitions by providing bespoke funding solutions to support their operations.

William has recently completed a Professional Certificate in Banking Practise (PCertB), and is currently studying for his Chartered Banking qualifications.

He said: “I am passionate about supporting the SME market within South Yorkshire. This is an area I live within and I take great pride in supporting businesses achieve their aspirations.

“It’s a dynamic area that has significant growth potential and I am looking forward to providing funding solutions to a wide range of clients within the local market place.

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