Barclays Wealth & Investment Management has promoted in the region of 40 employees across its Guernsey and Jersey operations in its 2012 promotions round.
The promotions are effective across all levels of the organisation and across a number of different divisions, including three promotions to director level and ten to vice president level.
Managing director at Barclays, Paul Savery, said: “Internal promotions are an important part of the culture at Barclays. Developing our employees whilst recognising and rewarding them for their achievements is a key part of our overall strategy to invest in our staff. Announcing these promotions is an encouraging indication that a great many of our employees are ready to take on greater responsibility and new challenges within the company.”
Michael Farley and Steve Gully have been promoted to directors in the Wealth Advisory team in Jersey working with high net worth individuals, financial advisers and private client advisers.
Also in Jersey, Aidan McAvinue has been promoted to director level and will continue in his role focusing on intermediaries and local and international trust companies.
James Dwyer, Stuart Esslemont and Sarah Bartram have been promoted in the Wealth Advisory team in Jersey to vice president.
Meanwhile, in the Wealth Intermediaries and International team in Jersey, Allan Wood and Richard Nunn have been promoted to vice president.
Christopher Golding from the Global Research and Investments team and James Dupre from the Infrastructure team both based in Jersey have also been promoted to vice president.
Gavin Parker has been promoted to vice president and will lead the Captives & Intermediaries team in Guernsey and Steve Rickards has been promoted to vice president in the Intermediary and International Wealth Solutions (IIWS) team in Guernsey.
A further 27 employees have been promoted into various manager and assistant manager roles in different parts of the business.
“On-going professional development is something all employees are encouraged to pursue, and Barclays actively supports this objective through a variety of networks and initiatives such as our recent careers day.” said Mr Savery.
The Barclays careers day included a fitness and nutrition breakfast presentation from staff at Carrefour Gym, a speed networking session, workshops focused on ‘managing your career’ and ‘career conversations’ and a presentation about careers at Barclays from Catherine Grum, Director, Barclays Wealth Advisory who was visiting the local operation from London.
Barclays employees are also encouraged to participate in a number of company networks including the Women’s Initiative Network, the Disability Awareness Network and the Family and Parenting Network.
These support networks hold regular meetings and seminars with external speakers which provide employees with advice on managing their careers with Barclays as well as balancing work with home lives.