Barclays boosts corporate team with three new hires

Barclays has made three new appointments to its Lancashire and Cumbria Corporate banking team.

Abigail Bailey, Christian Heywood and Imogen Cummins join the team and will be responsible for a portfolio of corporate clients while seeking to develop new opportunities across the two counties as the economy recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

Abigail Bailey has worked at Barclays for 10 years, mainly covering Kendal and North Lancashire where she has built a strong network of contacts. She is most looking forward to working directly with clients in a patch more local to where she lives in the Lake District.

Christian Heywood joined the bank in 2016 as a higher apprentice in relationship management. In February 2020, he secured a full-time role as a client solutions manager and is now looking forward to building relationships with his own portfolio of clients across Lancashire and supporting their business needs to enable growth.

Imogen Cummins graduated with a first class honours degree (BSc (Hons) in banking practice and management from the London Institute of Banking & Finance. She has worked as a relationship support manager since September 2018 and recently looked after a hospitality and leisure portfolio supporting clients through the pandemic. She is looking forward to taking on a business development role, meeting prospects and building relationships externally.

John Stanworth, regional director for Barclays Corporate Banking in Lancashire and Cumbria, said: "I am delighted to welcome Abi, Chris and Imogen to the team, confirming our commitment to the area and strengthening our corporate offering.

"Despite the obvious economic headwinds corporates in the region have faced in the last 18 months, we are continuing to see a lot of activity driving demand for banking services whether it’s for mitigation against those risks or growth in new markets. Abi, Chris and Imogen all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help our clients face those challenges.”

  • For further Lancashire business news, advice and analysis subscribe to Lancashire Business View or join the LBV Hub from just £2.50 per month. Click here to subscribe now.