A Musical Theatre graduate has joined the team at a Cumbrian branch of the Yorkshire Building Society.

Matt Duncan has joined the Stan Sherlock Associates team as Yorkshire Building Society Supervisor and Client Care Adviser.

The Yorkshire Building Society is run by Stan Sherlock Associates at their offices on Lowther Street and Matt will welcome clients arriving to meet their financial or mortgage adviser as well as look after the building society’s customers, known as members.

Mr Duncan said: "“I’m really enjoying my new role and getting to know the Yorkshire Building Society members and clients of Stan Sherlock Associates. The Yorkshire Building

"Society is very well established in Carlisle but I’m looking forward to further embedding it in the local community and working to support other local organisations and charities."

Yorkshire Building Society is owned by its members, such as those who have the savings or investment accounts, rather than investors. So customer care is essential to the company's success. After graduating in Musical Theatre from the University of Cumbria, he has been tasked with using his creativity and communication skills to raise awareness of the firm and its role in the community.

Chief Operating Officer at Stan Sherlock Associates, Emma Sherlock said: "Matt really impressed us at interview. His creative mind alongside his business insight makes him perfect for the role. Matt cares deeply about customer service and getting it right for the client, which goes hand in hand with our Stan Sherlock Associates values and the needs of the Yorkshire Building Society.

"He has an eye for detail and is so organised. It’s unusual to find someone with both great organisational skills and brilliant interpersonal skills and he has both. We’re lucky to have him – he’s a real asset to the team."

Prior to his new role and starting his degree Matt worked in the insurance department of an energy company. Originally from Perth he has now set up home in Carlisle.

For more information about Stan Sherlock Associates, please contact the team on 01228 598821 or visit stansherlock.com.