HSBC Commercial Banking has appointed Jill Hague as area commercial director for Wakefield – extending her current patch which covers Kirklees and Calderdale.
Ms Hague, who is based in Huddersfield, will now oversee a team of 35 individuals based across the area who provide banking support for SMEs in the region.
Ms Hague (pictured) is a long-standing HSBC employee with 30 year’s experience at the bank. During this time, she has held positions including commercial manager, credit controller and branch manager before returning to the commercial team three years ago as head of commercial banking in Huddersfield and Halifax.
Mark Vines, HSBC regional commercial director for the north-east and Yorkshire said: “Jill’s wealth of local knowledge and leadership qualities will allow us to invest even more time in talking to our customers to better understand their needs, the issues they face, their ambitions and most importantly how we can help facilitate their growth and expansion plans.
Ms Hague said: “I have been with HSBC for many years now and am extremely pleased to have been appointed as the area commercial director for this extremely important part of Yorkshire.
“The difficult economic environment has meant businesses have become leaner and more innovative. With confidence across the business community improving, my team and I are looking forward to engaging with and helping these local businesses to take full advantage of the expected upturn and thereby maximising the profitable opportunities before them.”