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Corporate Banking Services for Hospitality and Leisure Sector

Hospitality & Leisure

Your sector operates in a challenging market – our Hospitality and Leisure team could be the experienced, proactive financial partner your business needs, working closely with you to help achieve growth.

The markets our Hospitality and Leisure team specialise in – Leisure Operators, Hotels, Professional Sport, Restaurants and Licensed Trade and Travel – are often closely connected. Business within one can lead to opportunities within another. That’s why our experienced Relationship Directors across the sector work together to identify potential new markets and synergies for your business.

    10+ years of providing a dedicated sector specialist support.¹

As one of our Hospitality and Leisure clients, you can also take advantage of:

  • our close working relationship with Barclaycard, where we’re involved in developing products to meet your changing Hospitality and Leisure corporate banking needs
  • valuable contacts through our relationships with trade associations and governing bodies, with whom we work closely to represent your views
  • regular networking opportunities, industry events and sponsorships
  • in-depth analysis of Hospitality and Leisure trends from our in-house research team

Specialist expertise across the sector

We recognise that this sector is diverse and that the businesses within it have different needs. To be more closely aligned to your specific requirements, our Relationship Directors have a dedicated focus: 


With extensive knowledge of the hotel sector we are dedicated UK specialists with global connections.

Leisure Operators

Covering holiday parks, cinemas, casinos, land based betting and online gaming, health clubs and more, our Relationship Directors understand the complexity and competitiveness of your sector.

Professional Sport

We’re one of the few UK banks to offer a dedicated Professional Sport banking team.

Restaurants and Licensed Trade

Our relationships with leading businesses across the pub, bar and restaurant sector ensures our understanding of your needs, operating models and the market dynamics influencing the sector.


Our Travel team is committed to the varying demands of this continually evolving sector, offering years of knowledge and experience, as well as valuable contacts.

Contact our Hospitality and Leisure team

Mike Saul - Head of Hospitality and Leisure

Mike Saul - Head of Hospitality and Leisure

Mike is head of the Barclays UK-based Hospitality and Leisure Team. With over 30 years of experience, he and his team support a wide-ranging client base with their dedicated specialist approach, industry knowledge, and sector-specific products and services.

To find out what our Hospitality and Leisure team can do for your business, email Mike or call our dedicated team on 0800 015 4242*

1Source: Barclays, August 2015

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *