Barclays bank has appointed a new business manager to its SME team in the Black Country.

Liz Wheatley joins as relationship director to work with Richard Bridgwood, who will both look after businesses with a turnover between £1 and £5 million.

Both have experience in the finance sector and bring a wealth of knowledge to their roles.

Neil Fewtrell is Barclays’ area business director in the central region.

Mr Fewtrell said: “Liz has been appointed to the role because of her experience of dealing with the market place and her ability to develop effective working relationships with the business clients she services.

“The landscape remains challenging but having a business manager who takes the time to understand your business and work alongside you to help you achieve your ambitions is important.”