Following the recent openings of new Corporate Business Centres in Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury and Worcester, Santander Corporate & Commercial has appointed two business development directors to boost support for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Midlands.
Rav Bagri, previously the bank’s Business Development Director in Coventry and Warwickshire, will be based at the bank's corporate business centres in Birmingham and Coventry. He will be responsible for building relationships with clients in the Central Midlands as Santander Corporate & Commercial looks to grow its lending in the region.
Tom Addyman, previously the bank’s Business Development Director in Birmingham, will be based at the bank's corporate business centres in Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury and Worcester. He will be responsible for building relationships with new clients in the South & West Midlands.
Both Rav and Tom will focus on working with local businesses with an annual turnover of between £3 million and £50 million across all sectors - with a specific focus on manufacturing based businesses which already operate, or are seeking to operate, in key overseas markets. They will also be responsible for initiating and developing new customer relationships as the bank looks to expand even further across the West Midlands.
Chris Hallam, divisional head of business development for Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: "Santander Corporate & Commercial has established itself as a major supporter of businesses in the Midlands. We are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our customers so that we can provide appropriate and tailored support at every stage of business growth.
“As our own business grows, we will continue to develop our teams to provide this dedicated support for more local businesses."
Any local businesses in the Birmingham and Coventry area wishing to speak to Rav can do so on 07715 089142 and any businesses in and around the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire wishing to speak with Tom can do so on 07808 116629.
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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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