Law firm Gordons has appointed a former HSBC Yorkshire and North East head of corporate banking as a consultant.

Martin Lunt is a well-known and highly experienced senior corporate banker who worked in the sector for more than 40 years.

As HSBC’s head of corporate banking in the region, he was responsible for developing relationships with a diverse range of businesses achieving turnovers from £30m to £1bn.

Martin will work alongside the firm’s partners to implement Gordons’ business development strategy. Commenting on his new role, Martin said: “I know Gordons well from my time at HSBC. The firm has always been entrepreneurial and progressive.

“I also know many organisations across the North that would benefit from their personable and commercially-focused approach. I’ll be making introductions to the leaders of those businesses and supporting the successful strategy the firm is currently implementing.”

Managing partner, Paul Ayre, said: “Martin has an excellent reputation as a trusted adviser to senior business people throughout the region.

“He shares our straightforward way of doing business and will be a great asset to the firm. You can’t have enough quality individuals with his sort of experience. Clients and colleagues alike will benefit from that.”