Unity Trust Bank strengthens Yorkshire team

Unity Trust Bank has announced the appointment of a third Relationship Manager in its Yorkshire & North East team, reinforcing the bank’s commitment to support and expand its growing customer base in the region.

Experienced commercial banker, Matt Coatsworth, brings a wealth of expertise to Unity, across a range of sectors including corporate, healthcare and education.

In his new role, Matt will support and grow a diverse portfolio of customers, working alongside Relationship Managers Michael Wicks and Jenny Lehan, who joined last year, and Regional Director, John Copping, who leads Unity’s North & Scotland team.

Commenting on his appointment, Matt Coatsworth said: “For the past 11 years I’ve worked for a commercial bank in a variety of roles, most recently as a Relationship Manager supporting SME Healthcare clients within the South Yorkshire area. I’m so pleased to bring my experience to Unity, and I look forward to working for an organisation that makes a real difference to local communities across the UK.”

Jenny Lehan, Relationship Manager at Unity Trust Bank, added: “I’ve worked in commercial banking for over 20 years, and I’m delighted to now be a part of Unity’s Yorkshire & North East team. Alongside Matt and Michael, I’m committed to help grow the regions’ business customer portfolio.”

Michael Wicks, Relationship Manager at Unity Trust Bank, said: “Having joined Unity in 2019, I’m so pleased to see the continued investment in our regional team, enabling us to provide best-in-class services to our growing customer base. Collectively we help to strengthen our portfolio and support Unity’s continued growth in the region.”

John Copping, Regional Director (North & Scotland) at Unity Trust Bank, said: “I am delighted to welcome Matt, a highly experienced Relationship Manager, to our growing team.

“Matt will join Michael and Jenny in providing the very best support to organisations across Yorkshire and the North East, enabling them to deliver positive social impact in local communities across the region. As we continue to expand our customer base across a range of sectors, we’re committed to investing in our people and strengthening our regional network, and I’ve no doubt that Matt will be a real asset to the team.”

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 half-year results in 2023 – exceeding £900m for the first time and growing 9% from the previous year.