Lord Howard Leigh, senior partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, agrees that confidence in UK business is still strong, but disagrees with the assumption that the government is harming optimism. “In fact, we are seeing evidence to the contrary with the FTSE 100 at record highs, both the commercial and residential property markets remaining robust and Lloyds Banking Group’s Investor Sentiment Index in June revealing that UK investor sentiment remains at near record levels, with overall sentiment up 3.87% compared to this period last year,” he said. “This confidence is reflected in the strong appetite we are still seeing from overseas buyers for UK businesses.”
Metro Bank, the revolution in British retail and business banking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Howard Leigh, The Lord Leigh of Hurley, to its advisory board. Lord Leigh, a member of the House of Lords, is the founder of, and Senior Partner at, Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP. Cavendish is the UK’s leading specialist sell-side adviser to owners of mid-market businesses. Lord Leigh has had a long and distinguished career in finance, including positions at: Deloitte, the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Deregulation Task Force (1994 -1997), the board of the Bolton Building Society and was also Chairman of the Faculty of Corporate Finance of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.