We are delighted to introduce you to Caroline Pullich, Head of SME for Yorkshire at Barclays Business Banking, who is part of our stellar guest speakers at this years annual OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford, at the Midland Hotel, Bradford on Friday 20th April 2018, 11:45am – 2:30pm.
We recently caught up Caroline to ask her why supporting such an event is so important to her and what she hopes to speak on at this years OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford.
“It’s really encouraging to see that so many areas offering growth potential are outside of London and the South East, particularly with Bradford ranking as the top city across the UK from the Barclays SME Growth Index Survey.
“We undertook this study because we support small companies right across the country, and are keen to help more people start and grow businesses wherever opportunities exist. We’re committed to investing in Bradford’s SMEs and entrepreneurs, evidenced through our recent ‘Invest in Bradford’ business roundtable events with local key business people”.
“Entrepreneurs do need to consider the market for their particular company, but an environment that supports growth can make a real difference. The growth factors identified by the research can become even more valuable when small companies start looking to scale up and grow, which is something we particularly encourage”.
“For this reason, I am delighted to be supporting the One In A Million Charity Business Lunch – Building for Success, Bradford”.
Caroline Pullich leads the Yorkshire Business Banking Team with a team of approx. 55 employees. She heads up the team that serves the diverse needs of over 6000 clients providing banking services for business customers typically managing debt up to £10m.
With nearly 6 years experience working for Barclays, Caroline has undertaken various leadership roles within local Business and Corporate. Prior to this, she worked 22 years for National Westminster covering various leadership roles across Retail & Corporate Banking working in national roles based from London and Edinburgh.
Caroline is now an active member across various boards and groups, which includes Leeds Chamber of Commerce Leadership Group, Bradford Producer City sitting on the Skills & Innovation Board, Member of Bradford Breakthrough. She is an ambassador for the Institute of Directors and also a board member of Maggie’s.
She has just taken on the additional responsibility to lead on Creative Industries nationally, which incorporates Media, Arts & Culture.
Working with key stakeholders is critical to her success and this includes working with Universities & Colleges, engaging with the LEP, MP’s and supporting Yorkshire as a Y30 Corporate member with ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’.
Caroline embraces Diversity & Inclusion within Barclays, which includes ‘Contribution To Growth’, ‘The Way We Do Business’ and ‘Supporting Our Communities’.
Her team covers a variety of industries specialising in Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale and Business Services.
Our other stellar speakers include; Kersten England (Chief Executive of Bradford Metropolitan District Council) alongside event sponsor, Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) Chief Executive, Stephen Waud.
We look forward to introducing you to Kersten and Stephen in the next edition of our news bulletin for OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford.