BARCLAYS is certainly booming in Bury with increased staff and significant numbers of new customers boosting the branch which relocated to a new home last summer.

And these impressive statistics add up to yet more success for Lizzy Kelly who, at the age of 31, is one of the bank’s youngest managers.

Bosses at Barclays hold her in such high regard that she is among the elite chosen to undergo a five-month Potential Leaders programme. And that could certainly lead to Lizzy moving further up the company’s career ladder in the future.

The Bury branch relocated from its previous base in Silver Street to a prime location on the new £350 million Rock development. The flagship branch operates over two floors, providing counter service on the ground and personal, business, premier, mortgage and financial advice on the first floor.

Lizzy is enthusiastic and committed in terms of ensuring that adults and teenagers benefit from Barclays’ expertise in a number of areas. Money skills events are a regular feature at the branch and it will host a “make this year less taxing” seminar in March 3. Those who wish to attend should register beforehand.

She has also been instrumental in Barclays becoming increasingly involved in community life through fundraisers and other events being held.

Lizzy, who joined the bank in 2001 as a cashier, has been branch manager in Bury for five years. The recruitment of nine new staff brings the number of branch personnel up to 28.

She said: “The new posts are necessary to ensure that we have a succession so that if people move on, then there isn’t a gap. Since we moved to the Rock we’ve become more successful and busier. And we’re taking in a lot of new to bank customers every week.”

Barclays have signed Lizzy up to their invitation-only Potential Leaders programme. She said: “It will involve two days a month. It will prepare me for a role in more senior leadership.”