First Trust Bank Appoints New Director of Corporate and Business Banking

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First Trust Bank has announced the appointment of Richard Ennis as Director of Corporate and Business Banking to drive its growth plans within the Northern Ireland business sector.


Having previously held a number of senior roles in Ulster Bank including Director and Head of Corporate NI, Richard will now head up First Trust Bank’s Corporate and Business Banking team across Northern Ireland.


Speaking about the appointment Des Moore, Head of First Trust Bank said,


“We have ambitious plans to grow our market share as a serious challenger Bank here in Northern Ireland. In recent years we have been steadily building our business offering through active engagement with customers and their advisors, delivering products and services which bring something fresh and innovative to the market. Meanwhile we continue to invest in our people to ensure we can continue to provide 'added value' to our customers. 

 

“Richard’s appointment is further evidence of our ambitions to build on that already strong performance– and in particular to bring an additional focus on the larger SME/Corporate sector.”


Commenting on his new role, Richard Ennis said;


“I am very pleased to be joining First Trust Bank at this time and I am excited about the Bank’s potential to seriously challenge the status quo within the business banking market in Northern Ireland. Already I have been impressed by the great work delivered in the last year and in particular the focus placed on superior customer service and the development of sectoral knowledge and expertise. We know from the strong pipeline of new customers that this approach is proving attractive and is critical to us winning that business. I look forward to working with the Business team to drive this agenda forward and to take it to businesses of all sizes across Northern Ireland.”  


Prior to his banking career, Richard also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a Senior Associate in a local corporate finance practice.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a BSc from Queens University Belfast.


He has also served on a number of Boards including as a Trustee on the Ulster Bank Limited Pension Fund, the Queens University Foundation, the Odyssey Trust and a Council member of the Confederation of British Industry NI.