Mark Harvey, who joins Barclays as area business managerfor Swindon, will lead a team of 10 relationship business managers across Swindon, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The team manages relationships with business customers with a turnover of between £400,000 and £5m.

Mark said: “I’m pleased to have been offered the role, serving three significant business hubs across two counties.

"This is a varied and diverse economic geography and I look forward to playing a part in supporting and developing the local economy.”

Gary Chugg, head of SME at Barclays for the region, said: “I’m delighted that Mark has taken on the role as area business manager.

"He has a wealth of experience in providing exceptional service to our customers and has a long career with Barclays spanning nearly 30 years.

"Barclays is focussed on supporting businesses looking to continue growing and developing their offering and Mark and the team are well placed to support our existing customers and those seeking a banking partner to help them achieve their ambitions.”