ABOUT YORKSHIRE PAYMENTS

Yorkshire Payments are a unique brand, serving only the County of Yorkshire. We are the only independent provider of payment technology in Yorkshire, and we are proud of it.

Founded in 2013 by current Managing Director James Howard, we set out to be different.  We provide local, personal and fast service to our customers – that makes us different.

We provide services to suit each individual customer, not one-size-fits-all – that makes us different.

We are a focussed team dedicated to what we do: our overheads are very low, our prices are low – that makes us different.

The team are all full-time, salaried employees of Yorkshire Payments – that makes us different.

We believe that these things that make us different also make us more valuable to our customers.

That value, plus great referrals, drives our success.

James Howard
Director

Where are you from?
Scarborough by birth, Wolverhampton growing up and now Halifax

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
1 Year and then 7 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The East Coast!

Favourite Food
Italian

Favourite film
Shawshank Redemption

Music you like
90’s Indie Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, The Verve, Stereophonics

What do you do in your free time?
Walk my dogs, Follow Brighouse Town Football Clubs and visit the East Coast

Vikki Oakley
Operations Director

Where are you from?
Halifax

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
Forever… born and bred in Halifax

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people, beautiful countryside and all my family are here

Favourite Food
Chocolate and cakes

Favourite film
Too many to choose from , but Notting Hill or Les Miserables

Music you like
Pop / chart music Paloma Faith / Olly Murrs

What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with my children, friends & family, go on day trips, walking, catching up on box sets and shopping with my daughter

Teresa Whyte
Company Sales Manager

Where are you from?
Mirfield West Yorkshire

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
47 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people and the fabulous food

Favourite Food
Full Sunday Roast dinner with Yorkshire Pudds

Favourite film
Top Gun

Music you like
1960s Beatles / Elvis

What do you do in your free time?
Eat out in good restaurants and socialising

Sophie Williams
Applications Manager

Where are you from?
Halifax

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
22 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
Yorkshire Accent

Favourite Food
Chinese

Favourite film
Step Brothers

Music you like
R’n’B & Reggae Hip Hop Chart Music

What do you do in your free time?
Gym

Andrew Tressler
Relationship Manager – South Yorkshire

Where are you from?
Kettering

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
Since the summer of 2001 – came to Sheffield for University and never left.

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people – everyone is so friendly

Favourite Food
Crisps or Pizza

Favourite film
Bad Boys

Music you like
Listen to all sorts

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with the family and at the weekend coach and play squash.

Charlotte ‘Charli’ Wainwright
Projects

Where are you from?
Halifax

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
35 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The beautiful scenery, right on our door step!

Favourite Food
Curry

Favourite film
Just too many, but I do love Dirty Dancing

Music you like
Rock

What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with the kids (and cleaning!!)

Dan Andrews
Customer Care Manager

Where are you from?
Meltham, Huddersfield

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
All mi Life!

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
Huddersfield Town

Favourite Food
Mozzarella Sticks

Favourite film
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Music you like
Oasis and Pavarotti

What do you do in your free time?
Film photography and car restoration

Daniel Roberts
Technical Support

Where are you from?
Leeds/Bradford

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
All my life 21 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The cities and views

Favourite Food
Cheese Burger

Favourite film
Training Day

Music you like
Indie/Rock/Pop Punk

What do you do in your free time?
Gaming and Spending time with the lads, watching/doing - UFC,MMA, Boxing.

James Slavin
Senior Relationship Manager, West Yorkshire

Where are you from?
Bradford

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
39 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people

Favourite Food
Thai

Favourite film
Jerry Maguire

Music you like
Indie

What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with my family

Wendy Hudson
Telesales Executive

Where are you from?
Leeds originally

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
Since Birth

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people, and the scenery

Favourite Food
Indian, I love a nice Vindaloo 

Favourite film
Deadpool

Music you like
80’s, Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Chart

What do you do in your free time?
I have 2 cats who I adore, (there my babies), plus I like to go walking or to the cinema, I recently watched Deadpool 2 which was fab.

Kayleigh Robinson
Applications Team

Where are you from?
Huddersfield

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
Since I was born

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The hills and the countryside

Favourite Food
Lasagne

Favourite film
Shrek

Music you like
R&B

What do you do in your free time?
Relax, have a bath and put a face mask on!

Lewis Parry
Technical Support

Where are you from?
Burnley and/or Huddersfield

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
8 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The Countryside

Favourite Food
Steak

Favourite film
Catch Me If You Can

Music you like
80’s and/or 90’s

What do you do in your free time?
Biking

Lisa Regan
Finance Manager

Where are you from?
Brighouse

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
35 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The Countryside

Favourite Food
Chinese

Favourite film
Les Miserables

Music you like
Easy Listening/Popular Music

What do you do in your free time?
What is Free Time????

Luna
Head of Security

Where are you from?
Shelf, Halifax

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
3 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
Beaches in Bridlington

Favourite Food
Chicken with gravy

Favourite film
Beethoven, Turner and Hooch

Music you like
Who let the dogs out

What do you do in your free time?
Sleep

Mark Jenkins
Technical Engineer

Where are you from?
Essex

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
2.5 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The scenery, the people and the puddings

Favourite Food
Beef Steak, Beef Burgers and Beef

Favourite film
Back to the Future Trilogy

Music you like
Heavy Metal

What do you do in your free time?
Spend time with my friends and family, or gaming.

Nicola Gledhill
Telesales Team Leader

Where are you from?
Blackpool

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
37 Years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The amazing scenery

Favourite Food
Italian

Favourite film
Dirty Dancing

Music you like
80s & 90s

What do you do in your free time?
Spend lots of time with my granddaughter

Mollie Jo Fitzpatrick
Applications Team

Where are you from?
Bradford

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
All my life

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
Yorkshire Puddings and Yorkshire Tea!!

Favourite Food
Shepard’s Pie / Chicken

Favourite film
Legend

Music you like
All Sorts

What do you do in your free time?
Horse Riding

Olivia Kate Lumb
Applications team

Where are you from?
Brighouse

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
23 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The countryside

Favourite Food
Tapas / Chinese

Favourite film
A good chick flick / comedy films

Music you like
R&B

What do you do in your free time?
Walking my dog, spending time with friends and family

Sarah Ward
Customer Care Manager

Where are you from?
London, UK

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
Since September 2011

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The countryside

Favourite Food
Sushi, Tapas

Favourite film
The Blind Side (2009)

Music you like
Soca, Reggaeton, Dancehall

What do you do in your free time?
Cycling, boxing, gym, long country walks/hikes around Yorkshire

Peter Hoyle
Relationship Manager - North Yorkshire

Where are you from?
Huddersfield

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
40 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
Yorkshire pudding of course

Favourite Food
Curry

Favourite film
Dances with Wolves

Music you like
Johnny Cash

What do you do in your free time?
Socialising

Alex Mason
Public Relations

Where are you from?
I was actually born in Reading but moved to Huddersfield when I was three!

How long have you lived in Yorkshire?
27 years

What is your favourite thing about Yorkshire?
The people and the array of stunning scenery we have on our doorstep.

Favourite Food
Steak and chips!

Favourite film
Green Mile

Music you like
I love a bit of cheesy pop!

What do you do in your free time?
Often spend weekends visiting friends and family at various places up and down the UK. Also like to fit in spin classed and running when I can.