Barry Gardner, the former corporate communications and media relations director at banking group CYBG plc, has launched his own consultancy Barry Gardner Communications.
Gardner said: “I provide dedicated strategic advice and support to help companies and organisations develop, grow and transform through first-class communications.
“With 25 years of multi-industry and international experience across internal and external communications, I have a strong track-record of delivering fully integrated communications projects for fast-paced, highly complex and regulated businesses in issues rich environments.”
Gardner worked at holding company CYBG for six years, prior to that, he held a head of external affairs role at the National Australia Bank (NAB) Group, which also incorporates Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank in the UK.
In 2016, Gardener won a CIPR Excellence award for a external communications strategy in support of CYBG’s 2016 demerger and IPO. He has been a board director for the Scottish Association for Mental Health since 2013.