Arbuthnot Latham appoints Chris Reah as Head of Regional Offices, demonstrating commitment and ambitions for the bank’s regional offering

Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited (“Arbuthnot Latham”), the private and commercial banking and wealth management arm of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Reah to Head of Regional Offices as the bank further invests in its regional growth.

Reporting to Chris Reah, Arbuthnot Latham has promoted Andy Broughton to head of the bank’s Manchester office, which opened in 2017 and now employs an 11-person banking team. This follows the recent appointments of Rob Salisbury as the Head of the Exeter Office and Mark Lucas as the Head of the Bristol office.

These appointments are part of Arbuthnot Latham’s commitment to expand its offering outside of London, across UK regions. Concentrating on three well-placed regional offices, Arbuthnot Latham is able to meet client needs and expectations  – a bespoke service from a local  expert able to offer commerciality, commitment and creativity.

Chris Reah joined Arbuthnot Latham’s South West Office in 2014, following eleven years at Coutts and Co. as Head of the Exeter Office. At Arbuthnot Latham, Chris has led the team in developing the full regional proposition, to service the wealth management needs of clients across the South West. In 2017, Chris drove the expansion of the full private banking and commercial service, helping to establish an office in Bristol, in addition to Manchester and Exeter.

Chris Reah, Head of Regional Offices, said: “The creation of this role is further demonstration of Arbuthnot Latham’s commitment to expanding its relationships with clients across the UK. We have seen a great response across regional offices; collectively assets under management, deposits and lending have doubled over the last two years and our client base has increased threefold. We are delighted to reaffirm our commitment to serving the needs of entrepreneurs, business owners and wealth generators across the country.”

Stephen Fletcher, Deputy CEO, said: “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris to Regional Head of Arbuthnot Latham and Andy Broughton’s promotion to head up our Manchester office. These appointments help to expand our offering for private banking clients outside of the Capital.

The SME market has been underserved by the banking sector, and this is particularly to outside of London.  We are making encouraging inroads as we execute our plans to ensure more UK SMEs can benefit from our ‘private banking-style’ relationship led offer.”

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