Brighouse-based Yorkshire Payments has recruited two new relationship managers to support its growing client-base.

Mark Dickson and Adrian Smith join the business to work directly with both new and existing Yorkshire Payments clients. Their role will include building and maintaining relationships with clients and key personnel within customer companies.

Founder and managing director of Yorkshire Payments, James Howard established Yorkshire Payments in 2013 with a vision to provide safe and secure payment solutions to a range of businesses across the region.

Prior to undertaking his position at Yorkshire Payments, Mark Dickson obtained a first in electrical and electronic engineering at the University Of Doncaster (DMIHE). He also assumed a number of senior roles in the retail and hospitality industries, including board level director at Hartwell Group, Northcliffe Group, JCT600, Co-operative Group, NCR & HD Brows.

Having worked in the payments services sector for a number of years, Adrian Smith has a wealth of industry experience from positions at PayZone and WorldPay.
Commenting on the new appointments, James Howard, founder and managing director of Yorkshire Payments said:

“To reinforce the typically Yorkshire approach to customer service, it is important to Yorkshire Payments to continue to grow the team in line with new clients that come on board. We want businesses to trust in us and feel safe and secure in the knowledge that they will get exactly the services they pay for.

“Mark and Adrian are invaluable additions to the team and will allow us to continue to provide clients across the region with outstanding levels of customer service and advanced industry knowledge.”

Mark Dickson said:

“Having spent the majority of my career as a merchant in a number of retail roles, I feel I have the necessary experience to be able to relate to Yorkshire Payments customers and understand the challenges they face every day.

“Working closely with the rest of the Yorkshire Payments team, I’m looking forward to being able to support our valued clients and provide them with an exceptional level of customer service.”

Adrian Smith added:

“The team at Yorkshire Payments is fantastic. The ethics and efforts of what Yorkshire Payments is trying achieve is inspiring and I also respect the fact that Yorkshire Payments is local and proud to be local. The company always does best by the customer and this is something I am very happy to be a part of.”

The news follows a recent franchise opening for the firm, who established South Coast Payments in Winchester, Sussex earlier this year.

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Yorkshire Payments is a Yorkshire payment services provider, supplying businesses with electronic payment services. The fast-growing firm offers a variety of secure digital payment options from hand held terminals to online payment platforms.

Operating from their Brighouse base, they boast an impressive client base of more than 4,500 businesses who they provide simple, secure and reliable payment solutions to.

Yorkshire Payments was formed by young entrepreneur James Howard. Beginning with two staff members at a small base in a Halifax-based printing firm in 2013, they then moved to Jeremy’s above the Boathouse in Brighouse. From this small base, the firm has seen substantial growth.

James’s vision has remained to provide independent payment solutions to a range of businesses across the Yorkshire region and, having hit the ground running, Yorkshire Payments quickly progressed to employ seven full time staff members within one year.

Through fast growth the business expanded to new offices in September 2014 to their now current Brighouse base. Yorkshire Payments now supports thousands of businesses and the company’s strong customer service has ensured they have grown at a phenomenal rate.

To date Yorkshire Payments now recruit a team of 33 full time employees and forecasts a turnover of £1.7 million in 2016/17.