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Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built around satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. We believe banking should be local and personal, and that the interests of our customers should always come first.

In 207 branches across the UK, teams of experienced bankers have the power to take swift, sensible decisions, and to provide customers with the best possible service – with products tailored to their individual financial requirements – day in and day out. In this way, our branches build broad, strong and lasting relationships throughout the communities they serve. Locally our branches include one on the Wirral and two in Liverpool City Centre (Exchange Station and Duke Street) as well as slightly further afield in Southport, Chester and Warrington amongst others.

This distinctive approach, where decisions are devolved to locally based staff throughout the organisation, is based on trust and respect for the individual: “an unshakable belief in people and their ability and will to do good things well.”​ Getting to know you and what you need from your bank is important to us and at Handelsbanken we’ll take the time to do this. Furthermore, you’ll deal with experienced people who understand the local market and who have access to a full range of banking services.

Our customers have told us repeatedly that this simple approach, allied with the technology and expertise you would expect from a major international bank, is exactly what they want.

Founded in Sweden in 1871, Handelsbanken has been named the world’s fourth safest commercial bank by Global Finance Magazine (World’s Safest Banks, November 2016), with over 800 branches in more than 20 countries worldwide.

https://www.handelsbanken.co.uk/en/

Testimonials

Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP

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