London

A key global business centre, this vibrant city offers a wealth of opportunities to forward-thinking companies. It’s also a centre of expertise for Barclays and home to many of our specialist industry teams, dedicated to helping you take your business forward.

Corporate Banking for Searcys in London

3,000+

clients across London

Thousands of businesses, with a turnover of £5m up to FTSE 100, look to us to support their future success.1

90%

client satisfaction and advocacy

Our clients tell us they’re extremely happy with the service they receive from their Relationship Director and would recommend Barclays to other businesses.1

8

industry specialist teams

A strong hub of dedicated specialists working from our London offices, offering many years of local and industry expertise.2

300

years of experience in London

We’re committed to supporting businesses like yours through both challenging times and periods of growth.2

A strong history and a bright future in your area

  • You can benefit from the experience and strength of the wider Barclays group through our dynamic London team. Our Relationship Directors have been working with large UK and multinational businesses for many years and offer an in-depth understanding of their needs and how Barclays can help meet these
       
  • As one of our London-based clients, you can take advantage of our relationships with key professional bodies, including the CBI and Institute of Directors. We hold regular networking events designed to offer valuable industry insight, as well as new business connections from all over the world
       
  • Barclays were the first bank to introduce specialist industry teams and London is now home to many of these. That means we’ve been providing specialist support to these sectors and their specific sub-sectors for longer than any other UK bank
       
  • Our London team has particular expertise in FTSE 350 companies, as well as key accounts, large corporates and mid corporates


A trusted partner in London

  • The Economist Group – at the height of the recession, the group decided to bid for the influential Washington publisher, Congressional Quarterly. Due to our longstanding relationship we were invited to join the acquisition team at an early stage and were able to provide a series of flexible financing options, leading to a successful bid. The group is now the leading provider of content to the US Congress
       
  • Searcys – one of London’s top catering companies, Searcys was looking for financing for a management buyout and chose Barclays, thanks to our flexible approach. We were able to fund the loan and to give continued financial support for the roll-out of their bars and restaurants. After a 33-year relationship, Searcys continues to take its winning menu for growth into more of Britain’s iconic buildings
         
  • AEG Europe – a brand leader in world-class music and entertainment, with over 20 commercial interests across Europe, including the O2, AEG needed a financial partner who understood the complexity and diversity of their business. They chose Barclays to deliver everything from the provision of finance, trade facilities and cash management, to the introduction of contactless payment technology, and these services have enabled them to focus on growth


Meet our team in London

Mike Daniels, Co-Head of London region

Michael Daniels, Co-Head of London region

Mike joined Barclays in 2008 as Head of Business Services before moving into his current role as Managing Director, Co-Head of London.

With over 30 years of experience in Corporate and Investment Banking, Mike and his team support a wide ranging client base in the UK and Ireland within a diverse range of industry sectors.

Richard Lowe, Co-Head of London region and Head of Retail & Wholesale

Richard Lowe, Co-Head of London region and Head of Retail & Wholesale

Richard has been in banking for three decades, specialising in UK and Ireland retail and wholesale for the past 13 years. He’s a regular commentator in national, regional and trade media. He is a member of the KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank.

 

Contact our team in London
Email or call our dedicated team: 0800 015 4242*

1Source: Click tools, Q1 2012   
2Source: Barclays, August 2012

Contact our team in London

Need to contact a specialist from our London team? Call us on:

0800 015 4242*
Email the London team