Olympian to unveil newlook Lloyds bank at Yate Shopping Centre

Date Posted:26/10/2012

Olympic heptathlete Louise Hazel will be guest of honour on Friday, 2ndNovember at the celebrations to mark the re-opening of the Lloyds TSB Bank branch in East Walk, Yate Shopping Centre following weeks of refurbishment although the bank will start trading again from Tuesday, 30thOctober. 

Louise will be bringing an Olympic torch with her and there will be face painting for all to enjoy. The Bank is also looking to raise funds for local Charity "CORIN'S FIRST STEPS".

The refurbishment is part of the Bank’s commitment to its branch network. The Yate branch has been serving its customers in Yate for over 30 years.

Senior Bank Manager Marc Ashley comments: "We'd like to say a big thank you to all of our customers for putting up with the disruption during the refurbishment works.

"Branches are at the heart of how we serve customers and we are delighted to have made these improvements. We look forward to helping our many customers in Yate and to welcoming new customers and business over the coming months."

Yate Shopping Centre Manager, Andrew Lowrey, said: “We welcome this transformation and wish Lloyds TSB every success for the next 30 years!

“This is another demonstration of the commitment that our tenants have in the future of the shopping centre. Over the last few years we have seen very substantial investment in the Shopping Centre from the new Tesco Extra to a new health centre, refurbished library and leisure centre and have just started work on four more major retail units.”

The new look branch provides a more welcoming and comfortable environment in which to do business. With improved access to branch staff and services, customers at the branch will continue to get help with their everyday banking and also with their financial needs when required.

The many changes to be introduced include open plan till positions to make the branch

more interactive and personable; downstairs office space; downstairs office space for customer services; and more space to help accommodate buggies and wheelchairs.

Long serving bank employee, Pam Gardner who joined the branch in 1972 said, "It’s great to see the branch looking so bright and modern. I can't wait to get back to doing what we do best, serving customers in our fantastic new environment." 

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