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UNITY Trust Bank has announced the promotion of Scott Hutchinson to Deputy Regional Director, alongside the appointment of two new Relationship Managers to its Scotland team, reinforcing the bank’s commitment to supporting and expanding its growing customer base North of the Border.

Scott Hutchinson first joined Unity in 2019 as Relationship Manager, primarily working with independent operators in the Charity / Third Sector, Care Home, Community Pharmacy, Dental, Children’s Daycare and Veterinary sectors. In his new role as Deputy Regional Director, he will support John Copping, Regional Director for the North, with a focus on amplifying Unity’s presence, whilst maintaining and building the bank’s impact-driven lending and related transaction services across Scotland.

An experienced commercial banker, Michelle Wilson brings more than two decades of expertise to Unity, having previously held positions at Bank of Scotland and, most recently, Triodos Bank.

Jordan Hady joins the business from HSBC, where he built his experience over more than 13 years, working in a number of positions across the retail and commercial finance teams.

In their new roles, Michelle and Jordan will support the growth of Unity’s North & Scotland portfolio, working alongside Relationship Manager, Mark Smith.

Commenting on his promotion, Scott said: “I am looking forward to stepping into my new role as Deputy Regional Director, particularly at a time of growth for the Scotland team with the addition of two highly experienced Relationship Managers.

“Jordan and Michelle will join Mark and me in providing exceptional support to organisations across Scotland, enabling them to deliver positive social impact in local communities across the region. As we expand our customer base across a range of sectors, our commitment to investing in our people and strengthening our regional network, while continuing to develop strong working relationships with intermediaries, remains unwavering. I have every confidence that both Jordan and Michelle will be a real asset to the team.”

Following her appointment, Michelle said: “Working for a bank that makes a positive impact is very close to my heart, and I am excited at the opportunity to deliver on Unity’s mission to help create a better society for all. I look forward to building relationships with new and existing customers and supporting the expansion of the regional business portfolio.”

Jordan added: “I believe that people are what matter most in a business, and truly feel that Unity’s values align with my own. I’m proud to be part of an organisation that makes a real difference to local communities, and excited at the prospect of increasing the level of positive impact Unity is creating across the region.”

Mark Smith, Relationship Manager at Unity Trust Bank, said: “Since joining Unity in 2016, it has been fantastic to see the continued investment in our team as we strive to deliver outstanding service to our expanding regional customer base.”

Unity, whose mission is to help create a better society for all, was founded by the trade union movement in 1984 to serve the common good. Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, it reported a record level of lending in its end of year results in 2023 – exceeding £1 billion for the first time and growing 21% from the previous year.

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