Former CYBG comms director launches agency

Barry Gardner, the former corporate communications and media relations director at banking group CYBG plc, has launched his own consultancy Barry Gardner Communications.


Barry Gardner

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.

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