25 years at Thainstone

Daivd Hannon, Head of Agribusiness at Clydesdale Bank
Daivd Hannon, Head of Agribusiness at Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank is celebrating 25 years at the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie.

The Bank opened a branch in the centre in 1990 to coincide with the establishment of the Thainstone Mart, then one of the UK’s biggest cattle auction centres.

Clydesdale Bank now employs 12 staff at its Thainstone base, including managers, credit specialists and associates, each of whom has specialist knowledge of the agribusiness sector.

The branch is also responsible for initiating Clydesdale Bank’s long-standing sponsorship of the Thainstone Spectacular.

The annual show and sale, organised by Aberdeen & Northern Marts, is one of the leading sales of exhibition cattle.

The Bank contributes the majority of the prize money on offer at the Thainstone Spectacular and has been the main sponsor of the event since it was established in 1992.

John Gregor, Executive Director of the ANM Group, said: “We wish to congratulate Clydesdale Bank on 25 years at Thainstone Centre.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Clydesdale Bank for its continued sponsorship of the Thainstone Spectacular, which is renowned throughout the UK as the place to source cattle with excellent future potential.

“The sponsorship funding provided by Clydesdale Bank is integral to attracting top quality livestock and enhancing our appeal to buyers.”