Hotbed appoints head of business development

Private investor syndicate Hotbed has appointed Steve Howard as head of business development.

Howard joins Hotbed after five years at Credit Suisse, where he was responsible for business development within its UK private banking division. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was head of Coutts’ Oxford office for seven years and was responsible for Coutts’ larger clients in the Oxford area.

He is a member of the Securities Institute and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.