Lloyds Bank appoint new relationship director to support Yorkshire firms

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Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed a new Relationship Director to support the bank’s portfolio of SME customers in the Hull and York city regions.

Natalie Hancock, who was formerly relationship manager across West Yorkshire, will work alongside businesses with turnovers between £10 million and £25 million as they look to achieve their growth ambitions.

Lloyds Bank anticipates to lend up to £1.4 billion to firms in Yorkshire & the Humber during 2020.

Ms Hancock, who replaces Lorraine Hardiment, specialisms include mergers & acquisition and working capital solutions, particularly within the manufacturing and healthcare sectors.

“Natalie has a fantastic talent for understanding the needs of Yorkshire’s diverse range of businesses – from heavy manufacturers striving to become more sustainable, to fashion brands streamlining their working capital,” said Kelly Green, Regional Director for Yorkshire & the Humber at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

“She’ll be a real asset for companies both in the York and Hull city regions as she goes about her main role of actively delivering our helping Britain prosper strategy to businesses.”