Nigel Brown

Relationship Director

Industry expert

I have just celebrated my 36th year anniversary with Barclays having started in the Machine Room at Weymouth Branch. I work in the South West Larger Corporate team as a Relationship Director where I am responsible for 35+ corporates that operate primarily in the Public sector across the whole of the South West.

I have worked primarily in the corporate sector for the past 30 years and it has certainly been an interesting journey with significant changes particularly in service delivery and IT.

Strangest place for a client meeting?

In my career I have held meetings in a number of interesting locations. These have included a potion shop in Glastonbury, Breweries, sailing on a yacht, Prince Charles’ wine cellar, the storeroom of a lingerie shop and various exhibitions at the NEC and Edexel. These demonstrate the incredible range of corporate clients that we look after on a daily basis.

Tell us about a time you’ve helped your client with something beyond banking?

I am proud to work for Barclays and in particular the bank’s commitment to improve and support the local environment.

Examples of how I have helped with this commitment include supporting colleagues in providing mock interview training for a number of college clients, supporting a client at a Charity shoot to raise money for charity through our £ for £ scheme and supporting a University Business Case competition as a member of the Judging Panel.

Over the past three years I have organised various local Business lunches attended by clients from a range of sectors both private and public sectors which have been well attended and forged numerous local networks. I am particularly proud of the fact that the Plymouth Children in Poverty initiative was borne out of one of such lunches.

Industry expertise

Public Sector

Experienced specialists deliver solutions and support for social housing, education, government and local authority bodies.

What's the most exciting thing happening in your client's industry?

The public sector is ever evolving and in particular like a lot of industries is getting to grips with the pace of innovation and changes in consumer demands.

Each sector within the public sector is getting to grips with delivering core services with reducing income.

Clearly public services are key to the general economic growth of the UK especially with Brexit evolving and in particular it is key that we address the current skills shortage exacerbated by the current low unemployment rate. Clients are having to constantly adapt to meet these demands primarily through changing service delivery channels and Barclays is well placed to help them with this.

Also the Government are pushing for the current housing shortage to be addressed and Barclays is helping the delivery of housing through a number of key initiatives. It is great to be a part of this and feel that you are helping to make a difference.

If you didn’t work for Barclays, what would you be doing?

I am currently walking the 660 miles of the South West footpath with some colleagues and would certainly look to progress this quicker. Also have an interest in music and being a music critic appeals especially if it allows me to see more gigs.