Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions Expands Reach of Corporate Wealth Advisory Team

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Barclays has announced further recruitment to its Corporate & Employer Solutions (C&ES) business as it continues to build its corporate wealth advisory capabilities across the UK

Barclays C&ES welcomes four new Corporate Wealth Advisors - Virgil Higglesden, Tony Dungworth, Daniel Richards and Mark Burns - who will be responsible for advising entrepreneurs, SMEs, and smaller corporate clients on a range of corporate solutions to meet their business continuity and succession planning needs. Each new appointment will have a specific UK regional focus.

Virgil Higglesden joins from The Fry Group where he worked as a Chartered Financial Planner having previously worked at RBS and Lloyds TSB. He will focus on serving clients in Bristol, Exeter and Cornwall.

Tony Dungworth is another Chartered Financial Planner and will support corporate clients in Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester having joined Barclays C&ES from RBS where he advised both corporate and private clients for over 15 years.

Mark Burns also joins from RBS where he held a corporate independent financial planning role having previously worked as an Employee Benefits Consultant at Alexander Forbes. Mark will cover the Leeds area.

Daniel Richards, brings over 10 years’ financial advisory experience and joins from HSBC. He will be responsible for advising clients based in Cambridge and St Albans.

Reflecting on the expansion of the team, Richard Phelps, Head of Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions said: 'When we launched the Corporate Wealth Advisory team last year, our aim was to support entrepreneurs and SMEs to manage the risks relating to the people aspect of their businesses. Our locally based Corporate Wealth Advisors understand the unique needs of an entrepreneur and those of their businesses and are ideally placed to support these businesses up and down the UK. The further expansion of this team is in response to increasing demand for our services'.

Grant Hughes, who heads the Corporate Wealth Advisory team, said: 'I’m thrilled to welcome Virgil, Tony, Daniel and Mark to our growing team - it’s pleasing to be attracting some of the best talent in the market to Barclays C&ES. Bringing experienced and talented individuals on board is crucial to support the continued expansion of the Corporate Wealth Advisory team as we build our capabilities and strengthen our offering. These new appointments underline our commitment to the entrepreneur and SME sector'.

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