International appointment at Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank is strengthening its West Region team with the appointment of a new international trade partner.

Forty-three-year-old Simon Hayden brings 25 years of international and domestic experience to the role and will be based at Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Temple Row, Birmingham.

Simon has developed his international skills and detailed trade knowledge from holding similar roles in international trade at other banks over the last 15 years, latterly at HBOS, where he built up a wealth of knowledge in his specialist field.

Simon said: “British companies are seeking new international markets in which to sell their goods or start to import into the UK.

“During these times of diversification, it is critically important they receive bespoke trade advice to help ensure the greater risks of trade associated with overseas markets are mitigated.

“My job will involve structuring trade resolutions and advising commercial and corporate companies which are operating internationally so that they feel confident when entering into overseas transactions.

“Every day more and more companies up and down the country are either looking to trade or trading internationally and will experience a variety of challenges.

“It is our responsibility as professional bankers to provide the best possible advice and help to make sure that they trade safely and profitably both now and in the future.”

Simon, who lives in the Midlands, with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Paige (ten) and Kyle (eight), is also a qualified level one FA coach and is a coach of his son’s team who play in mini league football.