Paul Clarke

Senior Associate Banking and Finance

In a career spanning 40 years at Barclays, Paul Clarke developed an exceptional knowledge of retailing. He held a variety of senior roles in Barclays Commercial Bank, most recently being National Director, Retail & Wholesale Sectors, where he had responsibility for over £5bn worth of debt within the sector.

Paul, who joined Quarto in 2009, is a well-established industry commentator and regularly contributes to titles such as Retail Week, Drapers and the Financial Times. He writes on a wide range of industry issues, including, recently, the winning strategies of luxury goods retailers. Paul is also a regular commentator on the ONS Retail Sales Figures.

Paul’s standing within the industry was recognised by trade title Drapers, which named him as one of the Top 100 most influential people on the UK high street two years running and voted him “number one deal maker” in the same survey. Paul’s knowledge of the retail sector and contacts within the banking and private equity sectors enables him to offer in-valuable advice on all aspects of raising finance or core commercial issues.

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