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Leeds businesses putting themselves at risk of digital fraud

Lloyds Bank is calling on small businesses across Leeds to enhance their digital security, after new research revealed that a number of firms say they are ill-prepared against cyber attack. At a ‘Backing Your Ambition’ event on digital fraud hosted by the bank on Tuesday for local small to medium sized

Lloyds Bank appoints senior manager

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its support for healthcare and education SMEs in Yorkshire and the North East with the appointment of a senior manager. Joanne Clough began her career at Lloyds Bank as a graduate before specialising in the provision of services for healthcare SMEs as a relationship manager.

Family developer acquires site for 14 new homes

A Doncaster-based home builder has purchased a new site and is planning to build 14 properties, with support of a seven-figure funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Mell Homes was founded in the 1970s by builder and bricklayer Alf Mell, who wanted to create a range of unique, quality housing

Bradford lighting firm sets sights on international growth with new premises

A specialist lighting manufacturer in West Yorkshire has purchased new premises in Bradford, with the support of a six-figure loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Applelec Sign Components has operations in Bradford and Leeds but has recently purchased new premises in Wharfedale Business Park, totalling 63,000 square feet. It is situated near

Robust business activity growth continues in November

The headline Lloyds Bank Yorkshire & Humber Business Activity Index - a seasonally adjusted index that measures the combined output of the region’s manufacturing and service sectors - registered a six-month low of 57.4 in November, down slightly from 58.3 in October but nevertheless signalling strong growth in activity for

Lloyds Bank events show support for local firms

Sheffield-based SMEs are most concerned about staff, according to new research conducted at a Backing your Ambition event yesterday, hosted by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. More than 70 per cent of those surveyed said that the biggest decision they’ve had to make for their business relates to people, from recruitment and

Output expands sharply amid sustained rise in new business

The latest Lloyds Bank Yorkshire & Humber PMI® data signalled continued improvement in private sector business conditions in the region. Business activity and new orders remained in strong growth territory, despite easing slightly from the previous month. As a result of sustained new business growth, staff numbers rose at an accelerated pace,

Employment growth fastest since series began in 1997

Business activity remained in expansion in April, with firms commenting that stronger demand and better economic conditions led to higher output. Alongside this, new orders remained in growth territory, leading to the fastest increase in payroll numbers since the series began in January 1997. Input and output prices rose in April,