Lloyds Bank strengthens support for South West firms with senior appointments

Employment & Skills | Financial Services | South West

Lloyds Bank South WestLloyds Bank has bolstered its support for South West businesses with three senior appointments to its Commercial Banking team.

Alison Whistance has been appointed to director of regional business development in the South West, bringing more than 15 years’ experience to the team. Alison has previously held senior roles at NatWest and alternative lender ThinCats, and will be focused on growing the bank’s support for firms with revenue between £10-£100m.

The South West team will be strengthened further by the appointment of Rob Henderson as a relationship director in Bristol. With a background in middle-market leveraged finance and after spending 15 years with HSBC, Rob brings a wealth of experience to support the bank’s portfolio of Mid Corporate customers as they look to achieve their growth ambitions and navigate through the recovery.

South West firms will also benefit from the experience of Carmen Peacock, who has been promoted to co-head of the bank’s Corporate & Institutional Coverage (CIC) division, which supports businesses with revenues of £100m and above.

The new appointments come off the back of Lloyds Bank’s continued support for businesses across the South West, with over £1.5bn of funds advanced in the last 12 months, The trio will be based at Lloyd’s regional hub at Cannon House.

Commenting on the appointments, David Beaumont, regional director for the South West at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “The new appointments bring an additional senior resource and experience to our South West team, at a time when the region’s businesses need practical support as they look to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and accelerate their recovery plans.

“Lloyds Bank has a long history of helping ambitious businesses achieve their commercial goals through tailored and relationship-led advice. Our team has an expansive level of expertise across a wide range of sectors to meet the needs of businesses right across the South West and we remain by their side as they continue to navigate the road ahead.”

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