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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.


Tamzin Bayne

Business Development Manager, London Central

With over 13 years banking experience, Tamzin specialises in cultivating corporate relationships, helping businesses to optimise deposit growth. Tamzin is dedicated to advocating for the deaf community, serving on the board for Signing Banks UK and recently obtained her level 3 certificate in British Sign Language. Outside of work, she is a devoted mother, and enjoys travelling and embracing new experiences.


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.


Edwin Jahwi

Business Development Executive

Joining Close Brothers in 2022, Edwin is one of our SME specialists. As well as providing strong expertise in this area, he leverages his corporate specialist knowledge from previous roles to help his clients. Outside of work Edwin loves spending time with his family, serving in his local church and watching sport.


Kenny Marsh

Business Development Executive

Joining Close Brothers in 2022, Kenny is one of our SME specialists. Not only is he an expert in his field, but his clients also benefit from his strong background in operational processes. Outside of work Kenny is a big football fan, particularly West Ham.