Celtic Manor

Here for the long game

We meet Mark Colcomb, Vice President, Finance & Support, to find out how Barclays has been supporting leisure operator Celtic Manor’s ambition to expand and diversify since humble beginnings.

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When Celtic Inns Ltd. purchased a derelict manor house in 1980 near Newport, South Wales, it was difficult to imagine that one day it would become part of such a prestigious development.

From these humble beginnings, the five-star Celtic Manor today boasts numerous hotels, four golf courses, a convention centre, spas, health clubs, adventure golf, a high ropes course, and has a number of new projects in the pipeline.

They’re a very innovative bank and very keen to help us move the business forward.

Mark Colcomb

Vice President, Celtic Manor

Having acted as banking partner to Celtic Manor since the early days, Barclays understands its vision to diversify, and has helped the business achieve substantial growth.

Providing debt and working capital facilities, Barclays has watched Celtic Manor become an internationally recognised development – and a major contributor to the local economy. 

Industry expertise

Hospitality and Leisure

In a highly competitive sector, Barclays' hospitality and leisure specialists provide proactive strategic, banking and financing support.


Destination UK

The UK remains an attractive tourist destination for both domestic holidaymakers and international visitors.

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