Barclays appoints new head of professional services

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Barclays has announced the appointment of Andrea Delay as Head of Professional Services.

Delay will lead the industry team, which has specialist Relationship Directors based across the UK regions, Ireland and in the US, providing banking services to a range of professional services sectors including Legal, Accountancy and Property Consultants.

The team has relationships with the vast majority of the UK’s top firms in these sectors, as well as regional and niche practices.

Delay has a strong track record with Barclays, formerly holding the position of Senior Relationship Director in the Business Services team and Head of Industry for the Facilities Management sector. Andrea is also well known in the Professional Services team as she held the role of Senior Relationship Director in the team from 2009 – 2013.

Prior to joining Barclays, Delay held roles in Corporate Banking at Wachovia Bank and Commerzbank.

Commenting on her appointment, Delay said: “Barclays is well established in the professional services sector, with a highly experienced and dedicated team. I am wholeheartedly committed to drawing on my previous experience in the sector to lead the team in delivering innovative, bespoke strategies to help our clients deliver their aims.”

Mike Daniels, Managing Director, Head of London, Barclays Corporate Banking, said: “Andrea brings a wealth of experience to the role and is highly regarded by clients. The Professional Services market is ever-changing and highly competitive, and our industry specialists remain focused on providing a personalised, dynamic and consistent service to our clients in this shifting landscape.”

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