With the launch of the 2020 awards now fewer than three weeks away, we caught up with Handelsbanken, who have been sponsoring the Gravesham Business Awards since they began, to find out about their business and the support that they can offer other businesses in Gravesham.
Who are you and what do you do?
Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, based on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. Each branch operates as a local business, which means we get to know our customers well and understand the local market and community. We are empowered to make the majority of banking decisions, which is why we say that the 'branch is the bank'.
What has been your experience of the awards?
We were delighted as to the quality and variety of the applicants in 2019, though that made the job of picking winners especially difficult.
How can your business help other Gravesham businesses?
As a Handelsbanken customer you get the benefit from a dedicated account manager who is able to give expert advice and make quick decisions tailored to meet your financial requirements. Our decentralised approach is core to our business and coupled with being a non-target driven bank allows us to take a long-term view, investing time to really get to know our customers, their goals and ambitions.
What do you love about business in Gravesham?
Gravesham is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country with this being reflected in the business community. Consequently this really does mean that no two businesses are the same, which means for us every day is different.
What advice would you give to other Gravesham businesses?
Make use of networking opportunities and being bankers please keep a close eye on cashflow!
If you would like to know more about how Handelsbanken can assist your business, please call 01322 285 301.
If you would be interested in joining the 2020 Gravesham Awards as a sponsor, please email .