Based in Aberdeen, Clacher will manage a team of corporate bankers focused on working with businesses with annual turnover in excess of £25m or where the business is backed by a private equity house.
Clacher has over 26 years of experience in banking and joined RBS in 2005, before being promoted to Corporate Relationship Director in 2006. He has worked in the Aberdeen corporate banking market since 1994 and has developed significant pool of local contacts, clients and experience, particularly in the energy sector.
Clacher said; “We have a highly professional and very experienced team in our Aberdeen office, and we have plans to expand staff numbers due to the strong demand we are seeing for our services. The local economy is buoyant and I look forward to working with our existing clients and also prospective clients who are looking for an experienced banking partner to help them grow and succeed.
“In terms of the energy sector, the local supply chain has seen a high utilisation of equipment and personnel in the last two years and as a result we are seeing increasing demand for capex and working capital funding. Our focus is, therefore, about helping clients seize these growth opportunities.
“While the North Sea energy sector has been a significant part of the Scottish economy for the past 40 years, on-going investments and world-class technological developments mean that it should remain so for the next 40 years, with positive effects locally in supporting jobs, communities and creating value.”