“I am the Branch Manager for Handelsbanken in Barnsley having worked in the town for many years prior to joining the company in 2006.
“Handelsbanken is a local, customer-led bank, established in Sweden in 1871.
“It is one of the world’s strongest banks with over 800 branches in 24 countries, including over 170 branches across Great Britain.
“Our decentralised model is central to the bank’s success. Each branch operates like a small business, enabling it to make decisions locally and to provide a service that is truly bespoke to both business and personal customers.
“I could talk about working for such a different banking organisation, about managing a local branch, making lending decisions and ensuring the customer is at the centre of all that we do.