Natwest appoints new regional managing director for the South West

By Anita Jaynes on May 05, 2016

NatWest has appointed Chris Preston as regional managing director of business banking for the South West of England and Wales.

Chris, who has worked for NatWest for 30 years, was previously the bank’s regional director of business banking for the South West of England.

In his new role he will oversee the bank’s work with local SME businesses that have an annual turnover of up to £2m and lending requirements of up to £500,000. He will lead a dedicated team of 17 directors and 150 relationship managers working across sectors such as healthcare, real estate finance, tourism and agriculture.

Chris said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this role. It’s a tremendous opportunity and there are strong aspirations to grow the business further through our team of locally based relationship managers offering a unique face to face relationship service.”

Chris replaces Haydn Thomas who has moved into a national role leading NatWest’s new business development team.

Pictured above: Chris Preston, Natwest’s regional managing director of business banking for the South West of England and Wales.

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