Barclays Corporate Strengthens Scottish Team

Press Release   •   Oct 05, 2010 01:16 AEDT

Barclays Corporate has bolstered its oil and gas offering in Scotland with the appointment of Mike Kempton-Smith as Associate Director, Structured Asset Based Lending.

As a member of the bank’s growing sales finance team, Mike will cover the East of Scotland with a particular focus on the energy sector, working closely with Walter Cumming, Head of Oil and Gas.

Mike has extensive experience delivering deals in the corporate sector both in Scotland and the South East of England, and joins from RBS where he was Head of Strategic Development within the bank’s invoice finance business.

Walter Cumming, Head of Oil and Gas, Barclays Corporate, said: “Asset Based Lending is a means of providing flexible funding and Mike is a valuable addition to our team. He is extremely customer focused and builds lasting relationships, works closely with clients to understand their needs and will bring to them the quality financial solutions needed.”

Colin Walls, Head of Sales Finance in Scotland & Ireland, said: “It is important to have dedicated sales finance support for our Oil and Gas clients. We already have a great client offering in Aberdeen and Mike will only enhance our capabilities in this area.”

Earlier this year, Barclays Corporate announced plans to double the size of its business in Scotland by 2012. The company, which services clients with a turnover upwards of £5m or those requiring more than £3m of debt, is on track to grow its revenues by 50 per cent this year in Scotland.

Mike holds a BCom in Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Out of the office he is a loyal member of the Tartan Army, following the Scottish football team’s progress at home and, whenever possible, away. He also enjoys partaking in the beautiful game himself as well as playing golf.

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Emma Lane, Fifth Ring Integrated Corporate Communications, 01224 628 082,

About Barclays Corporate
With a clear focus on client relationships, Barclays Corporate provides integrated banking solutions to businesses with an annual turnover of more than £5 million or its currency equivalent. We serve our clients via a global network of relationship, industry sector and product specialist managers, who provide tailored solutions to meet their needs. These include lending, risk management, trade, cash and liquidity management, and specialist asset and sales financing. Additionally, clients are offered access to the products and expertise of other businesses in the Group, particularly the investment banking solutions of Barclays Capital and the private wealth management expertise of Barclays Wealth.

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Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. Barclays Capital has offices around the world, employs over 25,000 people and has the global reach, advisory services and distribution power to meet the needs of issuers and investors worldwide.

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