Head of UK Banking at Santander delivers Nottingham Business School lecture on rebuilding trust

Steve Pateman, head of UK Banking at Santander, has spoken about the UK's economic recovery to more than 100 students, staff and alumni at Nottingham Business School.

Steve Pateman, head of UK Banking at Santander
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Steve Pateman, head of UK Banking at Santander

Steve Pateman, head of UK Banking at Santander, has spoken about the UK's economic recovery to more than 100 students, staff and alumni at Nottingham Business School in a lecture organised by the Santander Universities Global Division and Nottingham Trent University.

Mr Pateman's lecture was entitled Rebuilding trust in banks. Among his key points, Mr Pateman emphasised the need for a transparent and stable banking sector to underpin the economic recovery currently taking place in the UK.

Nottingham Trent University and Santander formalised a partnership in June 2012. Since then, Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division, has funded a wide range of scholarships, travel grants, awards and entrepreneurial activities at Nottingham Trent University. The University is also receiving funding for 33 part-funded internship opportunities with local SMEs through its agreement with Santander.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: "Banking remains central to the global business world and as an international Business School it is essential for our graduates to understand the issues in the sector and the challenges of overcoming something as significant as the 2008 crash and the subsequent recession."

Steve Pateman said: "Despite all the criticism surrounding the banking sector during the past recession, banks are still at the core of the UK economy. A strong and sound banking sector will ensure that the current trend of growth will continue for a longer period creating a sustainable recovery. However, it is of the utmost importance for banks to understand what went wrong in the lead up to the "credit crunch", learn from those mistakes and make the necessary changes to regain trust from our customers and the general public."

Among those in attendance were Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Gorman, and Stephen Jackson, chief operating officer. Mr Pateman's Santander colleagues included Simon Bray, director Santander Universities UK and Simona Haines, University relationship branch manager of the Nottingham Trent University branch.

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    About Nottingham Business School (NBS)
    Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University has been a pioneering force throughout its history, integrating research and education in order to help transform business and public organisations through knowledge and people.

    NBS has a reputation as one of the UK's top business schools for business. It has 4,500 students reading a range of business, management, finance and economics courses at degree, MSc and MBA level. NBS has an academy of 180 staff with 22 Professors and 6 Readers and over 100 doctoral researchers operating across the world. NBS works with over 900 companies and public and third sector organisations across the world.

    The School hosts five academic divisions and a number of international specialist centres and research units including the Betting Research Unit, Political Forecasting Unit, International Centre for Public Service Management, Centre for Business Performance and Lean Leadership, the China Management Institute and the Economic Strategy Research Bureau.

    About Santander Universities Global Division
    Through its Santander Universities Global Division, Santander has collaborated with universities for more than 15 years on a unique global initiative which distinguishes it from other national and international banks and financial institutions. The bank supports the Higher Education sector in such areas as teaching and research, international cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial initiatives, student mobility and innovation. Santander Universities Global Division maintains a stable alliance with 1,100 academic institutions from America, Asia and Europe.

    This is a network where universities from all over the world can meet and engage in dialogue. 'Santander Universities' was introduced in the UK in 2007 and the bank is already collaborating with seventy-three British Universities and Higher Education Institutions, with agreements focused in promoting international exchange, entrepreneurial activities and the mobility of students and researchers within the network.

Head of UK Banking at Santander delivers Nottingham Business School lecture on rebuilding trust

Published on 16 May 2014
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