Bob Silk joined Barclays in 1979, since which time he has worked exclusively at the "sharp end" of the business, engaging with corporate customers, ranging in scale from multi-nationals to SME's. A founder member of the Bank's Hospitality & Leisure Team in 1998, Bob's area of particular focus is on hotels, restaurants and pubs. The vast majority of his customers are multi-site operators and his experience with them spans MBO's, M&A, and new site development funding delivered via bilateral lines of credit, syndicated facilities and bond issuance.
Based in the London office, Brenda Collin manages a portfolio of 40 properties within the UK, Ireland, Nordics & The Netherlands, including properties such as The Stafford and The Beaumont in London, The Pulitzer in Amsterdam and The Thief in Oslo to name a few. Her role focus on driving value to the member properties and she is also responsible for development opportunities and expanding the company profile across these regions.
Brian Garvan is the Regional Director for Northern Europe at Wanup, Europe’s leading hotel loyalty club for independent hotels, overseeing the rollout of its services in the region. Prior to Wanup, Brian worked for over nine years at Choice Hotels International, latterly leading their corporate sales team across Europe. Brian has a wealth of experience in the hotel and travel distribution space in the UK and Europe having also worked for Eviivo, Amadeus, Pegasus Solutions and Active Hotels, amongst others. Brian is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and ESCP Business School in Paris.