Santander Corporate & Commercial has appointed John Sturman as the new Relationship Director – Renewable Energy for Thames Valley and South West.
Based at the Corporate Business Centre in Bristol, John will specialise in working with local renewable energy businesses and will be responsible for building new customer relationships as the bank looks to expand further into the region and sector. He joins a 7 strong team in the Santander Corporate & Commercial Renewable Energy lending unit.
John previously worked for RPS Renewables and has 15 years of experience working in the sector as a consultant and project developer, giving him an in depth understanding of the needs of clients and enabling him to provide invaluable support throughout the project lifecycle.
Kevin Higgins, Divisional Head and Howard Whitehead, Head of Renewable Energy for Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We are delighted to welcome John Sturman to our team. Santander Corporate & Commercial has established itself as a major supporter of UK renewable energy businesses and is committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers so that we are able to provide tailored support at every stage of their projects.
“We are committed to growing our relationship teams to provide this dedicated support for more local businesses, as our own business continues to expand and grow. John is an experienced renewable energy expert committed to supporting businesses in the Midlands, Thames Valley and the South West, and we wish him every success in his new role.”
Businesses based in the Midlands and South, with renewables projects in the UK, wishing to speak to John, can do so on 07718 319728.
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Santander Corporate & Commercial provides dedicated relationship banking support to businesses with a turnover of more than £250,000. It is part of Santander UK, a leading financial services provider in the UK which offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2014, Santander UK serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees, 921 branches and 66 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.43 trillion in managed funds, 12,950 branches – more than any other international bank – and 185,400 employees at the close of 2014. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America. It also has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. In 2014 Santander made an attributable profit of EUR 5,816 million, 39% more than the previous year.
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