Barclays names new corporate banking boss for Midlands

Keith Ross

Barclays has appointed Keith Ross as its new head of corporate banking in the Midlands.

Ross will lead the 30-strong team of relationship directors across the East and West Midlands who look after corporate clients with a turnover in excess of £6.5m.

Ross has a diverse background having run a chemical manufacturing business after graduating. He joined the financial services sector in 2004, and has held a number of roles, including trade director as well as relationship director. He joined Barclays in 2011, originally as a relationship director, before leading the East Midlands Corporate team from 2013.

He said: “It is a honour and privilege to have been asked to lead the Midlands Region, and I am really looking forward to playing my part in continuing to support businesses across the region to ensure they continue to be successful.

“Covid-19 has undoubtedly changed the macro economic landscape but I am genuinely proud of the level of support Barclays has extended to its client base through the various Government schemes and initiatives. As of this week, this represents over £19 billion of new and additional funding, nationally, as a consequence of the pandemic.”

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