Arbuthnot Latham strengthens specialist expertise with key sector hires

Ben Sheeran, one of the new appointments at Arbuthnot Latham and Co.

 Arbuthnot Latham and Co. has appointed four experts in new, specialist areas within the commercial banking team.

The private and commercial bank’s new additions will further strengthen the bank’s commercial offering. 

Arbuthnot Latham has seen strong growth in commercial banking over the last few years with client numbers up over 40% since 2020.  This investment will further support SMEs who are driving the UK economy who also demand a relationship-led approach to banking.  

Ben Sheeran will head up the tech banking and inward investment team. Prior to his appointment, Sheeran worked at Metro Bank and Barclays, setting up new propositions across fintech, professional services, and inward investment. This has positioned him perfectly to help companies understand and respond to a rapidly changing ecosystem. He also has experience of founding his own business, with a very strong understanding of inception and early funding.

Gavin Smith has joined to lead the bank’s proposition for the video games and creative industries, which is now a £7bn market in the UK alone. Smith has many years of experience within the banking sector, previously working for Barclays for nearly 12 years where he managed a portfolio of video games and media businesses. 

Paul Reidy will lead Arbuthnot Latham’s newly formed proposition focusing on the construction sector. He has 15 years of experience working in the banking sector, having previously worked for Metro Bank, HSBC, Barclays, and AIB. 

Chris Dyer heads up the bank’s insolvency practitioner proposition. He is an experienced new business developer who has worked within the financial sector for 25 years in a variety of roles, now specialising in building and managing relationships with professional companies.

Kevin Barrett, managing director, private and commercial banking, said: “We are thrilled to announce the four newest additions to our commercial banking team. Their presence will enable us to effectively address the very specific everyday requirements of owner-managed and independent businesses, while expanding our expertise in specialist areas.”

“We are targeting these sectors specifically because they will benefit from our high-touch, relationship-led approach. Our clients know that they can email or call us, and we will respond to them. Exceptional service is what our clients need, and it is what we strive to achieve every day.

“Arbuthnot Latham has been on an incredible growth journey over the past seven years. These new hires demonstrate our commitment to further expansion into areas that benefit from our unique business approach.”

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