Lloyds Bank boosts support for Hull and York firms

Natalie Hancock

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has promoted Natalie Hancock to the role of relationship director, with the remit to support the bank’s portfolio of SME customers in the Hull and York city regions.

Natalie, who was formerly relationship manager across West Yorkshire, will work alongside businesses with turnovers between £10million and £25million 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.

Natalie’s specialisms include mergers & acquisition and working capital solutions, particularly within the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. She replaces Lorraine Hardiment who retires after 38 fantastic years with Lloyds Bank.

Kelly Green, regional director for Yorkshire & the Humber at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “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.

“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.

“Her expertise will build upon the hard work of Lorraine Hardiment who is retiring after 38 years with Lloyds Bank.

“Natalie also supports women in the workplace through her independent women’s networking group, and we hope this role will also give her further scope to continue that vital work.”

Natalie said: “Hull and York are both key to the prosperity of Yorkshire and the wider UK. Hull is a city on the rise – boosted by the ongoing benefits of its UK City of Culture status and major commitments from large employers like Siemens.

“Meanwhile, York retains its status as a hotbed for tourism in the North of England and a leading centre for higher-education, providing fertile ground for businesses to succeed.”

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