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Made in Bawtry - A Year of success with Handelsbanken

The Crown Hotel Bawtry, Yorkshire, is proud to announce further developments with Handelsbanken Doncaster, twelve months on from the hotel’s acquisition.

Handelsbanken Doncaster supported the £5 million acquisition of the Crown Hotel in 2017. Andrew Kerley and Kelly Cairns from Handelsbanken impressed the partners in the Crown Hotel business, Craig Dowie and Jason Cooper, with the seamless way they managed the Hotel transaction. The Crown Hotel has since switched its full banking relationship to Handelsbanken.

Craig Dowie, Director and the shareholder of the Crown Hotel commented “The hotel sale was a huge responsibility and a large project to manage. Andrew and the team at Handelsbanken were so supportive throughout the whole process, taking calls at all hours of the day during crucial moments of the sale”.

He added “Handelsbanken have really taken the time to get to know us and our business which has made the difference as they understand how we operate – the personal touch goes a long way.”

Both partners and the Handelsbanken team have also been working together over the past year on a series of projects, including the full renovation of the Grade II listed Bawtry Hall, into an exclusive use luxury wedding and corporate events venue. Bawtry Hall opened successfully in December 2017 for the Christmas Season. Bawtry Hall has since hosted various celebrations and events including the ‘Bring your Breastie Ball’ which raised money for the local Equinox Charity supporting Firefly and Cancer Research. Bawtry Hall’s first wedding took place in June 2018.

Jason Cooper, Director and the shareholder of the Crown Hotel commented “With a series of independent businesses that evolve and change every day, we felt we needed a bank that understands who we are and what we are about – Handelsbanken certainly are this and have always gone above and beyond. We look forward to continuing our long-standing working relationship with Andy, Kelly and the team.”

Andrew Kerley, Corporate Banking Manager, said: “The Crown Hotel is an important local business within the Doncaster community and so we were delighted to provide a tailored funding package and a competitive solution to cover their day-to-day banking requirements. Handelsbanken is committed to helping local businesses realise their growth ambitions and we are looking forward to deepening our relationship with the Crown Hotel as they continue to expand their portfolio. ”

Since the acquisition of the Crown Hotel Bawtry and the refurbishment of Bawtry Hall, Craig Dowie and Jason Cooper have now transferred the banking of their associated companies to Handelsbanken. These include Bawtry Hall Venues Ltd and their fast growing creative media business, Keyhole Creative Media, headed by Alex Dowie.

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