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Caroline Norrey of HSBC

Breakfasts show bank is open for business

HSBC in Swindon is launching a series of breakfast forums aimed at putting the bank at the heart of the town’s business community.

The first event will be on March 26, from 7.30-9am, and include short presentations by Action Coach Nigel Scott and HSBC business specialist team leader Ryan Starr, as well as breakfast and an opportunity to network. Further forums are planned for June and October.

And to ensure the bank reaches out to business, the breakfasts won’t be held at one of HSBC’s town branches, but instead will be staged at a venue with a proven track record for hosting business events – Banks, Chartered Accountants.

Caroline Norrey, business specialist at HSBC’s Canal Walk branch, has devised the forums, aimed at small to medium-sized businesses in and around Swindon.

“We want to be able to give added value to our SME business customers, by putting on events which offer both useful presentations and the opportunity to networking with other businesses,” said Caroline.

“The events aren’t just open to HSBC business customers, we really want to get out into the business community and let them know that we are here to help.

“By holding them at non-HSBC premises we hope more people will be encouraged to come along and we’re grateful to Banks, chartered accountants for offering their facilities.”

Richard Mathews, Banks director, said: “When we moved to our new offices in Stratton, part of the plan was to allow other businesses to use our facilities, so we are delighted to be able to host these breakfasts for HSBC.”

The forums are free but pre-booking is required. For more information, or to book a place, email