A little more about me
I’ve been in the banking space for most of my working life. For over 30 years, I enjoyed various roles at some of the biggest and best financial institutions in the world; I worked my way up over the course of 15 years to become Relationship Director at Barclays, and I later took on similarly high-level roles at BNP Paribas Fortis, Santander and Metro Bank.
Finance might be my ‘thing’, but I’m equally passionate about helping businesses succeed. In 2018, I decided to set up Sarah Padilha Consulting to bring my decades of expertise to companies large and small.
In addition to offering expert insights on trade finance and global cash management practices, I work with businesses that need help with understanding their business dynamics, sourcing new skills, managing import/export operations, renewing outsourcing partnerships, and preparing to enter a new stage of growth. I am also able to act as a Non-Executive Director to bring new perspectives to the board and ensure all decisions are made in line with stakeholders’ best interests.
I have lots of experience in working with companies in the manufacturing, retail, wholesale and IT sectors – and I especially love supporting owner-managed businesses.
I’m known for my honesty, my transparency, and above all, my tendency to roll up my sleeves and get the job done!
I’m committed to developing myself personally and professionally, and I will always keep my finger on the pulse in order to bring market-leading insights into all my clients’ strategies. I’m also unique in that I offer complementary corporate photography services alongside my consultancy work; I can create bespoke imagery to add weight and credibility to any brand.
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