Movers & Shakers: Lloyds Bank appoints Lucy Brine, Martin Guildford and Ben Makowiecki as sector area directors

Lucy Brine, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Lucy Brine, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. - Credit: Archant

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its sector-specific support for education, healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing business in the East of England with three area director appointments.

Lucy Brine, who has 24 years of banking experience, will lead a team of education and healthcare specialists who support local independent and academy schools, as well as healthcare providers including doctors, dentists and vets.

Martin Guildford, who has 28 years’ experience, will lead a team of seven relationship managers and directors as they provide support to more than 900 manufacturers in the East of England.

Ben Makowiecki, who has 18 years of local sector experience, will lead a team of six, which provides support to more than 1,300 farms and agriculture businesses in the area.

Steve Elsom, regional director for SME banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in the East of England, said: “The four sectors where we’ve made senior level hires are essential to our regional economy. The manufacturing sector alone employs 235,000 people in the East of England and works hand in hand with agricultural firms to support the region’s rich food and drink industry.

“Healthcare and education are also at the top of the region’s agenda with Anglia Ruskin University recently announcing exciting plans to open Essex’s first medical school in 2018.

“Lucy, Martin and Ben’s appointments will further strengthen the support we’re able to provide local businesses. We’re committed to supporting sustained growth in our region which will ultimately contribute to the wider UK economy.”

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