Nicola Handley,

Director Head of Barclays UK Events


Nicola Handley is Head of Events for Barclays Bank UK Plc with over 20 years’ experience in event management. Nicola’s expertise predominantly stems from managing in-house events at various financial institutions. In addition to heading up the events teams at Investec and Barclays Global Investors, previous companies also include LiFFE, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas. Nicola has also organised events for L’Oreal Professionnel and The Winter Olympics 2010.

Now at Barclays, Nicola leads an in-house agency team that supports the newly formed Barclays UK business – a business whose desire is to move away from the traditional corporate event. Nicola spends much of her time driving the team towards truly differentiating experiences, changing mind-sets and striving to set Barclays UK events apart with creativity at their heart. In recent years, Nicola has overseen the transformation of the team through recruitment & resource strategy, business alignment, inspirational & collaborative working and motivating creative thinking which has resulted in a step-change in both colleague and client events at Barclays UK.

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