Leading bank chiefs given guided tour of Gainsborough regeneration projects

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Two senior bank bosses have been given a tour of the regeneration projects currently in progress in Gainsborough town centre.

Alison Rose, CEO of commercial and private banking at Natwest and executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), was invited on a tour of Gainsborough College, Gainsborough Old Hall and surrounding area.

She was joined on the tour by the managing director of Coutts Bank, Harry Keogh.

The event was hosted by the chairman of the Gainsborough Place Board, Steve Gelder and vice chair Tim Downing.

Alison and Harry were given a quick tour of the Old Hall and were keen to find out about its history and connection to the Mayflower 400 celebrations.

Alison explained that her role was to simply make businesses more successful.

She said: “No matter where you work, you can make yourselves more successful by working really hard and having a good attitude.”

Steve Gelder, CEO of Gelder Group, said: “It was great to be able to introduce so many people to two banking superstars.

“Remember people do business with people, if you can lift someone’s spirits, surprise them with an act of kindness or maybe just hand out an unexpected ‘well done’ or ‘thank you’ it will go much further than criticism and nastiness.

“Support your colleagues, customers and mates and they’ll support you.”

Tim Downing, director of Pygott and Crone estate agents, added: “This is Lincolnshire and Gainsborough’s ‘Golden Era’, and it is really putting Gainsborough on the map!”