Experienced banking professional, Daryl Gayler, is one of eight business representatives on the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership board and the LEP’s area champion for the Gatwick Diamond. He also sits on the Executive Board.
Daryl is currently Regional Director (Corporate and Commercial Banking) for London and the South East at The Royal Bank of Scotland. In this role, he is responsible for corporate and commercial clients with turnovers of £2m to £500m throughout Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Daryl has previously worked for Bank Austria, HypoVereinsbank and NatWest.
In your experience, how are local businesses faring in the current market?
From my position within the bank, we are starting to see growing confidence from our business customers within the local business community and a gradual increase in their appetite for borrowing. Just a year ago, many of these businesses were more cautious or felt it was just too early to be investing. However, they are now exhibiting more confidence on the strength of the UK’s economic outlook.