RBS & Natwest
NatWest recognises that high growth, fast paced Technology and Media businesses demand a trusted, strategic thinking banking partner with the knowledge and a network to help them achieve their ambitions. The London Specialist Technology and Media Team at NatWest consists of dedicated sector-focused Relationship Managers with a commitment to use their banking expertise and sector specialism, together with their bespoke ecosystem, to support the Technology and Media community.
Relationship Managers are focused on building extensive strategic partnerships, both internally and externally, in order to support this dynamic sector with a view to providing a unique banking experience for clients and prospective clients. Their deep understanding of an innovative and evolving sector ensures access to a comprehensive range of banking solutions, including funding and/or, if appropriate, sign posting to alternative/complementary funding providers and industry contacts.
Director of Design, Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Having joined in 2009, Kevin is now the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Head of Design. In this role Kevin is responsible for the Bank’s Architecture, Data and Analytics and Lean functions, as well as for the strategy and innovation agenda for the Bank’s Services organisation. This includes responsibility for our solutions network around the world, including our corporate outpost in Silicon Valley and our innovation hubs in Edinburgh and London.
Prior to joining the Bank, Kevin was the Head of Services within ABN AMRO with responsibility for all Technology, Operations, Property and Procurement Services across the Group. During his time with ABN AMRO Kevin held a number of senior positions including being the Services COO and leading the Operations Strategy and Change function.
Prior to his time at ABN AMRO, Kevin was a Partner in Accenture’s Global Capital Markets practice based in London. Kevin led the UK Capital Markets strategy practice during his time with Accenture and was the client partner responsible for overseeing all of their work at a number of leading institutions, including being the ABN AMRO client partner for over 5 years.
He has over 25 years industry experience having worked at many different financial institutions in Europe and the United States of America. Prior to joining Accenture, Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge University.
Jonathan Coates Dip ACB AFIS
Relationship Director, NatWest Bank
33 year career of which last 17 years working specifically with retailer and Wholesalers in particular within the fashion, textile, accessories, interiors and furnishing industry. Work and focus very much West End and wider London based representing a number of high profile designer, luxury and heritage brands.
A regular at London Fashion Week and London Men’s Collections and supporter of the UK Fashion and Textile Association and British Fashion Council.
An accredited banker within the London Specialist Sector Team for SMEs in London at RBS/NatWest.