Consultants

Peter Waite CertCM - Managing Director

Peter worked for a major UK bank for over 14 years where he gained considerable experience managing corporate relationships with firms operating in a variety of industry sectors. He spent two years with the bank's card division gaining a detailed knowledge of the plastic debit and credit card industry.

Peter has worked for 15 years as a consultant responsible for reviewing banking, treasury and cash management arrangements for a large number of companies, charities and public sector bodies. He has managed numerous tenders for both banking and credit/debit card acquiring arrangements.

Peter has gained the ACT qualification in cash management and has written a number of articles on different aspects of cash management within the UK.

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James Larholt - Marketing Director

James has 40 years experience in treasury, 25 of them spent with a leading international bank. He worked for a hedge fund for 8 years, and then became an independent treasury consultant, advising companies on foreign exchange and interest rate risk management, and lecturing on treasury to bank training schools. He has also carried out projects for the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

As sales director, James has brought his extensive contacts in both the private and public sectors to Focus on Banking, and has made a significant contribution to the expansion of the company's client base.

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Andrew Austin Bsc ACIB - Associate Consultant

Andrew has over 12 years experience within relationship management for a major UK bank and 17 years experience of reviewing the banking, treasury, and cash management arrangements for a large number of companies, professional firms and public sector bodies. He also has extensive experience of running tenders for banking arrangements.

Andrew is an Honours Graduate of Exeter University and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. His banking background was as a relationship manager with NatWest, where he was responsible for dealing with professional firms and companies in a range of sectors in the City. During his 10 years with NatWest, he also spent some time in the Treasury and Capital Markets businesses.