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Our specialist team are committed to helping you and your business thrive. We work closely together to build lasting relationships with our clients.

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Business Development team

Howard Hickey

Head of Business Development, City & West End

Howard has more than 25 years' experience in Corporate deposits and manages all of our UK BDMs. When he's not busy working, he's equally busy with two young sons, mountain biking or singing with a male voice choir.


Roger Probert

Business Development Manager, Midlands

Roger has been with Close Brothers for more than 13 years and has particular expertise in the education sector. He's a qualified Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB). He's also a keen golfer and cyclist, football fan and loves music concerts.


Ben Samuels

Senior Business Development Executive, City & West End

Ben joined Close Brothers Savings in early 2018 to focus on our SME Notice Account, having previously gained valuable commercial experience in the finance and accountancy sector. Ben is also a keen sportsman and likes to play rugby, football and golf.


Andy Pittard

Business Development Manager, South East

Andy has been with Close Brothers since 2002, covering the South East region, and specialises in the Accountancy sector. He enjoys walking and spending time with his family, and he's also a trustee of a local charity.


Andrew Mews

Business Development Manager, Eastern Counties

Andrew has been with Close Brothers for over 14 years and specialises in the Pensions and Charity sector. Outside of work he is a big sports fan, more watching than playing these days but has taken part in the Ride London 100 cycle ride for the last few years. He also likes to take his dog for country walks.


Adam Marshall

Business Development Manager, London & South West

Adam joined Close Brothers in 2017. He has a Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct (CERTBB&C) and 20 years experience in the Not for Profit and SME sector. When his 1-year-old son isn't keeping him busy, you'll find him on the golf course or making the most of his Southend United season ticket.


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Our network of dedicated Business Development Managers throughout the UK are available to meet with you in person. 

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