James Cliffe, Head of Business Banking UK at HSBC Commercial Banking
James leads HSBC's Business Banking Team which looks after one million business customers across the UK. James has 20 years banking experience in Business, Corporate and Wholesale banking. Starting his career with National Australia Bank, James more latterly worked at Barclays before joining HSBC in 2014. He has gained experience in relationship management, business development, credit risk and leadership positions through his career. As a relationship manager James worked across the full spectrum of business and corporate customers from start up businesses through to FTSE 100 companies.
Supporting SME's is key to helping our economy prosper and James and his team are keen to help businesses grow through providing insight, connecting entrepreneurs to opportunities, and helping them with their funding needs. James also sits on the Leadership Team for The Prince's Business Emergency Resilience Group which helps businesses and communities across the UK to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, cyber-attacks and civil unrest. He also sits on the Corporate Committee for the British Bankers Association.
Outside of work James coaches a local junior football team and has recently completed the World Marathon Majors series. He is married with 3 children and is a keen supporter of Huddersfield Town football club.