THE Morpeth branch of a Swedish-based bank recently received a visit from the big bosses.
Eight Handelsbanken board members came along in two separate parties to meet the team, who are based in offices at Sanderson Arcade, as part of a fact-finding tour of their branches across the north of England.
They were given an update on its performance since it opened at the town centre development just over a year ago.
Morpeth Branch Manager Dave Elliot said: “We have expanded our team in the North East and opened the Morpeth branch fairly recently so board members were very keen to find out about our first year.
“As a company we have a strong ethos of community engagement, which is something members of our board were also very interested to discuss.
“Everyone was extremely impressed with Sanderson Arcade and congratulated us on finding such an excellent location for our new branch in Morpeth.”
One of Sweden’s largest banks, Handelsbanken was recently rated the world’s second strongest bank by information provider Bloomberg. It now has 111 branches across the UK.