Barclays boosts its South West agricultural team following senior appointment

Employment & Skills | South West

Barclays has appointed Adrian Rundle as a Relationship Director for Landed Estates and Agri-food.

Adrian has a 20-year career in banking, having previously worked for Barclays for 18 years, in addition to more than 30 years’ experience of farming.

Rundle whose new role will cover Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be responsible for supporting a small portfolio of key clients requiring more complex banking needs operating in the agricultural sector.

He returns to Barclays having spent two years at Lloyds Bank, to take up his new position at Lemon Street, Truro.

This is the latest appointment signalling the bank’s intention to further support the UK’s farming sector and to ensure new technology, products, and services boost growth.

His appointment is one of seven relationship directors across the UK bringing a wealth of expertise to their new role in understanding and supporting larger estates and more complex customer’s requirements with their business growth plans.

Led by Jeffrey Bevan, Barclays Head of Agricultural Landed Estates and Agri-food team, who said: “It’s great to have Adrian on board specialising in this key area, Adrian brings extensive knowledge and experience of supporting agricultural businesses and this new appointment reinforces our confidence in the business opportunities within the region and our desire to support clients with our specialist industry sector approach.”

Adrian says working in agricultural banking whilst remaining involved in the family farm has given him real insight and understanding into the issues customers are facing.

He added: “Having grown up on a farm in Cornwall, it’s been beneficial to be able to use my background in farming and banking to support customers and I’m pleased once again to be part of the Barclays agricultural team based here in the South West. I look forward to working with both new and existing customers at an uncertain time but still when I believe there are real opportunities for the agriculture industry.”

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