The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Clydesdale Bank Ayr branch teaches
college students about business banking


Willie Mackie, Managing Partner of the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre in Ayr, played host recently to a group of 15 students from Ayr College who spent a day learning about business banking.


Presentations were given by Agricultural, Commercial, and Private Banking partners, who gave the students a unique insight into the workings of an Financial Solutions Centre team.

Following a buffet lunch in the boardroom the visit concluded with a tour of the flagship Clydesdale Bank branch situated below the Financial Solutions Centre in Alloway Street.

Jeanette McCulloch, Curriculum Manager, Business Management, Ayr College said: “I would like to thank Willie Mackie and his team for the excellent and very informative visit they organised for our students. This was very much appreciated and will significantly benefit the students’ understanding and awareness of local businesses in and around Ayrshire.”

Charity walk

And staff from Clydesdale Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Ayr have also taken part in a sponsored walk along the River Ayr Walk.


For most of the team the route was divided into stages covering around 4, 7 and 11 miles.

One of the highlights of the day was achieved by Drew Mackin, Senior Partner Agricultural Business who ran the full 40 miles in one day.


The team raised £785 on the day which was matched by the Bank. A donation of £1,570 was made to the British Heart Foundation.

The Clydesdale Bank Ayr branch is a member of The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire in southwest Scotland.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, legal services, brand management, website design and public relations consultancy.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle runs its own online news magazine, which can be found at www.ayrshirebusinessnews.com

As well as regularly updated illustrated articles about member companies, Ayrshire Business News also features rolling news, business and sports headlines, and its own online department store.

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