Alastair Watkinson

Alastair has a 36 year career in Banking with NatWest, with more than 20 years as a Relationship Director in the Corporate and Commercial space where he had a diverse portfolio of large SME clients across Surrey and Sussex. He has strong business and financial analysis capabilities following several Head Office roles. He was passionate about using these to ensure that his customers received market-leading facilities but also wise counsel during good times and bad.

Alastair is unfailingly curious about businesses. He not only seeks to understand their trading activity but also the hopes and fears of the owners, and adopts a partnership approach. He enables clients to achieve their ambitions while managing their risks along the way, both financial and otherwise.

Alastair joined Carpenter Box as Business Development Manager to help business owners receive the best advice to meet their reporting requirements, while freeing them up to create successful and vibrant businesses.  

Outside the office

Alastair has two teenage daughters and so much of his spare time is spent ferrying them around. A keen sportsman in the past, this is now largely limited to spectating (particularly rugby and motor-racing) although he still plays golf where his enthusiasm significantly exceeds his ability.

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