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We welcome David Thompson to Wright Vigar

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Wright Vigar is delighted to welcome the former Handelsbanken Manager, who has switched to the world of accountancy, joining us at the end of May as Chief Operating Officer.

Originally from Cleethorpes, David joined Midland Bank (later HSBC) as a trainee in their Grimsby branch. He stayed with the bank for 24 years, going on to work in Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln, London and Jersey, spending three years looking after its international business.  David and his family originally moved to Lincoln in 1990 and he continued to further his career gaining experience in a range of management and leadership roles. His last two roles with HSBC were Branch Manager at the Lincoln Stonebow Branch and Area Director for the bank in North and North East Lincolnshire.

In 2008, David moved to Handelsbanken, where he established the Lincoln branch, recruiting staff and building the customer base. The Lincoln branch now employs nine people involved in corporate and private client work.

Eight years on, David is excited about his latest challenge and the chance to play a key role in the growth of our business which he has had close links with for about 16 years.

“I have always liked Wright Vigar’s ethos. I understand the firm’s strategy. It’s my job to take an overview, help things to run smoothly and free up the Directors to focus on giving clients the tailored services they need,” said David.

“The firm now employs more than 90 people and I will be taking on responsibility for the marketing team, human resources, IT, internal finance and the general management of the strategy of the practice. I look forward to working with the team and directors as we continue to grow and develop into the leading accountancy practice in the East Midlands.”

David, who will be putting his experience and extensive list of East Midlands contacts to good use, is a well-known figure within the local business scene and is on the Institute of Directors’ Lincolnshire branch committee.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing at Lincoln Golf Club (handicap 14) and cycling, to keep fit.

David is married to Joanne and they have a daughter Abigail (19), who is studying business and finance at Sheffield Hallam University.

Wright Vigar Managing Director Chris Shelbourne said: “We are delighted to welcome David to Wright Vigar, he is a great addition to the team and will bring with him extensive knowledge and experience to support our growth strategy.”

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