- Relationship Director - Hospitality & Leisure Team, Barclays
Bob Silk joined Barclays Bank in 1979 as a joiner clerk and gained first lending manager’s job in late 1987 at the bank’s Uxbridge Business Centre. In 1989 he moved to the Bank’s
Hammersmith Business centre where for the next four years he managed a portfolio of around 100 SME customers.
In May 1993 Bob moved into a turnaround management role based on Croydon where he specialised in working with a wide range of business customer who were in distress.
In early 1998 Bob moved into the Bank’s hten newly formed Hospitality & Leisure Team, since which time he has specialised in funding multi-site hotel, restaurant & pub businesses; mergers, acquisitions & new site development, via bilateral and multi-bank lines of credit, including extensive experience with Venture Capital backed businesses.