Around 150 customers and staff attended the event featuring the tourism company’s chief executive, who was knighted last year after bringing the Tour de France to the region.
Tour de Yorkshire was introduced last year to build on the legacy of the Tour de France’s Le Grand Depart in 2014. Yorkshire Bank sponsors the coveted sprinter’s jersey as part of a wider community partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire.
Sir Gary said: “I am delighted to be able to help celebrate the opening of Yorkshire Bank’s new offices.
“Yorkshire Bank has been instrumental in bringing about the most exciting new cycle race in Europe, the Tour de Yorkshire, as well as the truly inspiring legacy project, the Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries. Together our aim is to inspire the children of our county to cycle and make it possible for them to have access to a bike, and Yorkshire Bank’s commitment to this project has been outstanding.”
David Maybury, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Leeds Business and Private Banking Centre, said: “We hope our guests enjoyed the introduction to our new business and private banking facilities in Leeds and we look forward to welcoming customers old and new to the centre. With our fantastic team, first class premises and in-depth knowledge of the Yorkshire economy we are committed to offering the best possible experience and service.”
The new Leeds City branch, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city’s retail sector at 94-96 Briggate, is part of a £45 million investment programme by the Bank to upgrade facilities to meet changing customer needs. More than 130 employees are based at the flagship branch.