Gary Lumby

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Gary Lumby
Born1958 (age 65–66)
SpouseHayley Lumby

Gary Lumby MBE FCIBS (born 1958) is a British banker and president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce.[1] He is also a business mentor and non-executive director for a number of SMEs.[2] He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and was the director of small business banking for Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank.[3]

In 2008, he was presented with an MBE by Prince Charles in recognition of his services to the finance industry.[4]

Early years and Yorkshire Bank[edit]

Gary Lumby started as a cashier in Billingham, Teesside, with Barclays Bank in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed Head of SME Banking for the North East and Cumbria at Barclays Bank.[5] He joined Yorkshire Bank in 1998 as regional business manager for the North East.[4] In March 2002, he was promoted to head of business banking for Yorkshire and the North East,[6] and later promoted to head of retail banking at Yorkshire Bank.[7] During his later role as UK director of SME banking for Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank, he endorsed the promotion of the Geared for Giving charity initiative co-created by Scottish entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne.[8] Gary Lumby left Yorkshire Bank in 2011.[9]


Gary Lumby sits on the board and acts as a non-executive director for several SMEs primarily located in the Yorkshire and North East regions of the UK. In January 2012, Lumby was announced as the non-executive director of Erimus Insurance Brokers (formerly Teesside Insurance).[10]

He is involved in two businesses with his wife, Hayley Lumby: he is the executive director of SE Decorators Ltd.[11] and a partner at Omkara Beauty Salon,[12] which was opened on 21 April 2012 by Dragons' Den presenter Duncan Bannatyne.[13]

He is a non-executive director at Walsh Taylor Business Support Group.[14] He is a non-executive director of Leeds construction business Howard Civil Engineering,[15] Active Financial Services,[16] and Hellens Residential Ltd. He is the chairman of the rewards solution company Simply Thank You.[17] He is also NED for Whitecap Consulting the Leeds-based Strategic Marketing and Commercial Consultancy business as New Home and Active Chartered Financial Planners Ltd. Lumby is the managing director of Focus on Success, a management consultancy business.[18] He also sits on the investment panel for the Let's Grow Regional Growth Fund.[19]


  1. ^ "Yorkshire Bank's Gary Lumby is new Leeds Chamber of Commerce president". Yorkshire Evening Post. Yorkshire. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2008.
  2. ^ Zientek, Henryk (17 January 2012). "Appointments: Gary Lumby at Erimus Insurance". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Yorkshire. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Lumby takes ambassador role at Yorkshire Bank". The Business Desk. Yorkshire. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Banker's delight at MBE". Yorkshire Evening Post. Yorkshire. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Gary Brings Expertise to Active Team's Table". Evening Gazette. Middlesbrough. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Gary takes on a new role at Bank". Yorkshire Evening Post. Yorkshire. 18 March 2002. Retrieved 18 March 2002.
  7. ^ "Mortgage applications on the rise". Telegraph & Argus. Yorkshire. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  8. ^ Mills, David (16 December 2010). "A charitable dragon: Why Duncan Bannatyne is geared for giving". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  9. ^ "Ex-bank chief joins board of construction company". Yorkshire Post. Yorkshire. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Gary Lumby on board at Erimus Insurance Brokers". The Journal. Teesside. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  11. ^ Nicholls, Brian (10 May 2012). "Have brush, will travel". BQ Magazine. North East. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Speaking up for Borough Business - Guest Speakers announced for Expo Twenty11". Wigan Council. Wigan. 2 September 2011. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  13. ^ "New Spa Style Beauty Salon Creates a Touch of Glamour in Thornaby". The Entrepreneurs’ Forum. Wigan. 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Walsh Taylor expands team in Leeds and Harrogate". Harrogate News. Harrogate. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Howard Civil Engineering board role for Lumby". Insider Media. Yorkshire. 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Active Financial Services: New recruits help finance firm spread its wings". Gazette Live. Yorkshire. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  17. ^ Lombardi, Gloria (6 December 2013). "Driving engagement and productivity". Simply-Communicate. London. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  18. ^ O’Rourke, Chris (12 July 2012). "North East Consultancy Is Focusing On Success With Launch Of New Website". Sayu Limited. Stockton-on-Tees. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Let's Grow". The Journal. North East. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.