James Wharton MP, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, visited Manchester to officially open specialist lender and savings bank, Aldermore’s, new city centre offices. The Northern Powerhouse Minister attended the Bank’s office at 40 Spring Gardens, for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Hosted by Charles Haresnape, Group Managing Director of Mortgages at Aldermore, the Minister was shown around the new offices to meet with senior leaders across the Bank’s Business Finance, Human Resources and Marketing teams.
Established in 2009 Aldermore, which recently celebrated its seventh birthday, has grown from a start-up with lending balances of £50 million, to a FTSE 250 business which now lends over £6.5 billion to SMEs, Landlords and Homeowners. Almost 350 staff, more than one third of Aldermore’s total employees, are based across its three Northern sites in Manchester, Leeds and Wilmslow. Across the Northern region, the Bank has lent in excess of £1.3 billion to businesses and homeowners, and savers have trusted the Bank to look after over £1.2 billion of their hard earned savings.
Charles Haresnape, Group Managing Director for Mortgages said: “It’s great that we are able to welcome the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse to our Manchester offices. Aldermore is proud to have a significant presence in the North and we are committed to helping businesses and individuals, across the region and the UK, to achieve their goals and ambitions.”
James Wharton, Minister for Local Growth and Northern Powerhouse, comments: “We’re determined to rebalance the economy and build a Northern Powerhouse. With over £1.3billion lent to businesses and households by Aldermore in the North it’s clear the financial sector is already playing its part in helping us realise that ambition. It is really encouraging that companies like Aldermore are choosing to locate offices in prime Northern Powerhouse locations like Manchester. I hope to see other key financial institutions looking to do the same.”
For further information, journalists can contact:
Chelsey Palmer, PR & Communications Executive Aldermore
Phone: 0208 185 3142
Mobile: 07341 868 281
Daniel Hamilton, Senior Director FTI Consulting
Phone: 0207 727 1794
Mobile: 07813 456 720
Notes to Editors:
Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals, who we believe are often poorly- or under-served by the wider market.
Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its network of regional offices located around the UK.
Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.
Established in 2009, Aldermore has grown significantly. At the end of March 2016, lending to customers stood at £6.5 billion and customer deposits totalled £6.2 billion.
For more information, please visit www.aldermore.co.uk.
Aldermore Bank PLC is an operating entity of Aldermore Group PLC. In March 2015, Aldermore Group PLC’s shares (ALD.L) listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Aldermore Bank PLC is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.