Scottish Building Society CEO Paul Denton recognised with lifetime achievement award

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SCOTTISH BUILDING SOCIETY CEO Paul Denton has been recognised for his services to the banking and mortgage sector with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The prestigious accolade was presented at a ceremony at the Scottish Mortgage Summit & Awards 2024, held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh on Thursday evening, which celebrated mortgage lenders and products across the country.

Paul first entered into the industry when he joined the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Forfar Branch following school in July 1988. From there he excelled in numerous roles, holding positions as Area Manager for West Fife and then Regional Manager for Aberdeen.

He then became Head of Sales for RBS and NatWest, before supporting the Coop Bank in 2013 following the financial crash.

In 2019 Paul joined Scottish Building Society, a mutual organisation run by and for its members, where he has led the organisation to almost double its balance sheet while delivering a personal approach to service at the same time.

Paul has also held roles across the wider industry, representing building societies and Scotland on the UK Finance Mortgage Board and the FCA Small Business Practitioner Panel, as well as being a Member of the Bank of England’s Scotland agency panel.

Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, said: “I am incredibly proud to receive this recognition and it is truly humbling to take home the Lifetime Achievement Award. I’d like to thank everyone I have worked with over the years and those who have supported me throughout my career.

“I’ve been privileged to work alongside many dedicated professionals who share a commitment to helping people achieve their financial dreams, and this award is a testament to them also.

“I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and shortlisted entries at the Scottish Mortgage Summit & Awards who all contribute massively to creating a resilient mortgage sector in Scotland, and I am looking forward to supporting the industry further as we move forward.”

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