Lloyds Bank has appointed Steve Harris as regional director for Yorkshire & the North East, as it works to champion the growth of SME and mid-corporate firms across the region and support them to continue to navigate, and ultimately recover from, the impact of Covid-19.
Steve brings more than three decades of experience in corporate and commercial banking, before joining Lloyds Bank in 2011.
He moves to the post after serving as head of manufacturing in the bank’s Corporate and Institutional Coverage team since 2018. Here, he and his team supported some of the UKs biggest manufacturers.
During his time at the bank, he has also held roles supporting businesses across the whole of the North of England, building extensive knowledge of key challenges and opportunities, and how best to provide support to help the region’s businesses prosper.
Based at Lovell Park in Leeds, Lloyds Bank’s biggest commercial banking hub outside of London, he joins an almost 90-strong team dedicated to supporting the levelling up of the Yorkshire economy.
Steve said: “Supporting the UK’s SME and mid-corporate businesses is critical as they look to bounce back from the impact of Covid-19 – and tailored support from a trusted banking partner will be key to their success.
“The region is home to some of the most resilient and innovative businesses in the country, and I’m looking forward to building on the strong client and professional relationships we have to drive further growth and recovery.
“Boasting some of the country’s leading universities, as well as leading the charge in key sectors such as healthcare, infrastructure and sustainability, the potential for growth and strong recovery in Yorkshire is vast.
“These are challenging times, but these businesses have shown resilience in the past, and can do so again with the tools to invest in products, services and talent.”