Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its team in Manchester, boosting its support to small and mid-sized firms across the city.
Manchester’s growing manufacturing, real estate, education and healthcare businesses will be able to tap into more tailored banking support following the appointment of a team of sector specialists.
The sector-focused relationship managers will be based at the Bank’s Spring Gardens offices in Manchester city centre and will provide support to small and mid-sized firms across the city region.
The new team also has several generalist relationship managers, who will support small and mid-sized firms across a variety of industries.
The team will be led by area director, Chris Whittle, who has 30 years’ experience working in the city’s banking sector. He will oversee a group of relationship managers, who will work with businesses across the city with turnovers between £3million and £25million.
Chris Whittle said: “Manchester has a strong history of fostering innovation and our new team will be helping more than 1,000 businesses across the city to achieve their ambitions.
“The latest North West Business Barometer has revealed that confidence across the region is among the highest in the UK, and it’s vital that firms have the specialist support they need to capitalise on the boost in optimism.
“Having a dedicated team of relationship managers that can provide tailored guidance to local businesses, is one of the many way that we’re helping firms across Britain to prosper, ensuring that they have the tailored support and funding they need to thrive.”