Double Olympic Sailing Gold Medallist attends Aldermore's 2016 Broker Regatta

POSTED: 17th June 2016
IN: Newsroom

Aldermore, the specialist lender and savings bank, which recently celebrated its seventh anniversary, welcomed double Olympic Gold Medallist, Sarah Ayton OBE, to its Annual 2016 Regatta Boat Race for brokers, dealers, vendors and customers who work with the Bank.

The Bank’s main business lines were split into five teams on the day, teams from Asset Finance, Invoice Finance, Mortgages, Corporate Savings and rewarded colleagues, were given the opportunity to hear first-hand from Sarah on what it takes to sail in competitive competitions and were given advice on the best way to succeed in the sport. Hosting the lunch and providing an inspiring talk for all attendees, Sarah helped to make the broker, dealer and vendor hospitality day one to remember.

The relationships the Bank has with its brokers, dealers and vendors is fundamental for Aldermore, to help it to continue to provide its customers with the support they need to grow. This year, in aid of its seventh birthday, the business has extended its invitation to colleagues across the business to encourage team spirit, both internally and externally.

Following a day of racing and competition the winners, the Asset Finance team, were awarded with the Aldermore Regatta Cup, by Sarah Ayton OBE, at the end of the day.

Carl D’Ammassa, Aldermore’s Group Managing Director, Business Finance, said: “It was great to have Sarah join us at our Annual Broker Regatta. It was incredibly insightful for us to understand the challenges that sailing professionals face whilst racing in competitions and how difficult it is to sail one of these fantastic boats. Much like the challenges many of our SME customers face each and every day, we had to overcome these in order to compete for success on the day.  

“Everyone involved had a fantastic day and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah for taking the time out of her schedule to showcase and share her expertise in this area.”

Sarah Ayton OBE, Double Olympic Gold Medallist and English Sailing Professional, comments: “I was delighted to have been invited by Aldermore to its 2016 Annual Regatta, Broker hospitality day. It’s always a pleasure to showcase my expertise in sailing and to be able to share these skills to help to inspire hard work amongst the teams competing was brilliant.  A great day was had by all and I would like to thank Aldermore for letting me be a part of this special event.”


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Chelsey Palmer, Aldermore

Phone:          0208 185 3412


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.

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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.


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