New venture help for ex-Halifax Bank HBOS employees

An ex HBOS IT expert is giving away his expertise to help his former colleagues. The HBOS owned Halifax Bank is now part of the Lloyds Banking Group.

Online PR News – 06-October-2011 – – An ex HBOS IT expert is giving away his expertise. Pete Stevens who worked for 15 years at West Yorkshire based HBOS as an IT and marketing specialist is now launching a new venture as a website marketing consultant. As part of this weeks launch he is looking for ex HBOS employees who are setting up new online businesses or business websites to offer his help and expertise for free to get them started on the right track.

Business owner Pete Stevens says “I thought I would be at HBOS for many years to come but times changed and I've taken an opportunity to start something new. I hope I can help my old colleagues out there who like me, are starting a new venture by making the task of getting online a lot easier for them”.

The tally of job losses since Lloyds agreed the deal with HBOS during the banking crisis of 2008 reached 27,000 this year with another 15,000 job cuts announced at the beginning of July. Many of those are Halifax townsfolk.

Pete says “I left HBOS after a long and happy IT career and like many others discovered the challenges of starting a new business. Not least of which is to establish a website that not only looks good but works to bring visitors and sales. I'm fortunate in that I have my IT and marketing knowledge to guide me but not everyone has the same fortune”.

He continues “It used to be a simple case of sticking some sort of brochure on a website and forgetting about it. But these days there are so many things to consider in the 'online world' such as getting found in search engines, blogging, & using social media. It can be difficult to know how to get it right. It's really important to set out with the right strategy that will reach customers so if I can help any of my old colleagues start out on the right path I'm more than happy to advise on how they can achieve an effective web presence”.

Enterprising ex-employees of HBOS who jump at the chance to create their own business can tap into the website consultants knowledge by contacting Pete Stevens through his website at