Q&A Ian

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We’re a friendly bunch here at Yorkshire Payments, so we thought we’d let you get to know the team that keeps everything ticking over at our HQ in Brighouse.

Today, it’s the turn of Non-Executive Director of Strategy, Ian Marwood.

Hi Ian! Summarise your role in a couple of sentences.

I work with the Directors and senior management team to define the strategy for the company and ensure that we build on our success and continue to grow. I also act as a sounding board for all members of the senior management team to provide an independent and objective view on ideas and issues as they arise

Sounds good. What’s your favourite part of the job?


Interacting with all the team members and being part of the business.

What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?


Careful with Money!

Best known in the Yorkshire Payments office for…

See answer above…

What do you think makes Yorkshire Payments stand out from its competitors?

We care about our customers and are local enough to be there for them when needed. We give them a top quality service at an affordable cost, helping them to be successful and grow their own businesses.

Time to blow your own trumpet! What’s the nicest bit of feedback you’ve received from a customer or colleague?

That I always give my time when they need my help, no matter how busy I am.

What three words do you think describe the Yorkshire Payments way of doing things?

Responsive, friendly, hard-working (basically exactly what Yorkshire people are)

What are we most likely to find you doing when you’re not at work?

Watching football, I have season tickets at both Huddersfield Town and Goole AFC and I also support a Premier League glory team who aren’t from Yorkshire!

What’s your favourite spot in Yorkshire?


Top of the hill outside my village (Woolley). Looking west you have the Pennine hills and looking east you can see all the way to the Yorkshire Wolds. A great spot for unwinding.

Your Favourite Yorkshire Saying?

Fancy a brew? I always like hearing that…

Last time you paid in cash?


Five days ago, buying from a street food van. But then I’m from Yorkshire so I pay as infrequently as possible…

Last thing you bought on your card?

My sandwich this lunchtime.