Movers & Shakers: Nick Clowe appointed regional head of Lloyds Bank mid-cap team

From left,� Mark Amis, area director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in East Anglia, and Steve Ha

From left,� Mark Amis, area director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in East Anglia, and Steve Harley, Ryan King, Nick Clowe, Matt Campbell and Andrew Henning. - Credit: Alan Bennett / Media Imaging Sol

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Nick Clowe as the new head of its growing mid-cap mid-markets team in East Anglia, providing further support for the ambitions of local businesses.

The team supports companies in the region with an annual turnover above £100million. It has more than doubled in size over the past 18 months, growing from two to five members, as business confidence and demand for funding support escalates.

Nick, who has 30 years’ industry experience, has moved from the bank’s global corporates team in London, and will be personally managing a small number of client relationships, with a strong focus on originating new business and presenting alternative funding solutions to clients.

He joins Steve Harley who has worked with mid-cap businesses in East Anglia for the past 15 years, and another new team member, relationship manager Matt Campbell. Matt, who was most recently a credit analyst in the bank’s mid-markets team in Birmingham, now supports businesses in East Anglia targeting growth both domestically and overseas.

Andrew Henning and Ryan King complete the team, providing day-to-day support and guidance to new and existing clients.

Mark Amis, area director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in East Anglia, said: “Mid-cap businesses in East Anglia are playing a significant role in the growth of the local economy, and by strengthening our team further we are marking our commitment to providing these firms with the access to funding and the support they need to drive success.”

: : Bury St Edmunds-based facilities management firm Servest Group has appointed Matthew Chapman as its new group head of client solutions.

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Having previously worked for the Guardian Media Group and Arsenal Football Club, he joined Servest in 2011 as retail sales director. He was then promoted to divisional director, and the firm said this latest promotion further highlights his customer-centric approach and the integral part he plays in its success.

“Having a wealth of knowledge and understanding of each client and the challenges within their respective industries is vital in offering a cohesive and bespoke solution,” he said. “I’m very much looking forward to working closely with a number of Servest’s existing and future clients to ensure Servest becomes an extension of their own brand.

“This is a very exciting challenge and I’m thrilled at the prospect of working across a wide range of sectors and continuing my journey with Servest. I’m delighted to be a part of the Servest strategy in maintaining our focus on our clients.”

: : Servest Catering, part of facilities management firm Servest, has made two new key appointments to further drive the direction and growth of the business.

Tony Winterbottom joins as business director and Craig Fettes as operations director. Both roles report directly to John Hamill, managing director of Servest Catering.

Mr Winterbottom joins from contract caterers Elior where he was sales director for 11 years. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the catering industry in sales and operations roles. He will take responsibility for driving a market sector focused approach and ensuring that the firm excels in its target sectors.

“Servest is on a significant growth plan and I am excited to have joined such a passionate and innovative team covering many service disciplines and market sectors. I look forward to really getting under the skin of each sector to ensure a strong competitive advantage for the business.” he said.

Mr Fettes brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in senior operations roles at companies including Compass, Mitie and Elior. Most recently he worked at Aramark as director of operations. He has worked in partnership with big names including Shell, Vodafone, Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG, Kingston University, BBC and Microsoft.

“I am delighted to join such a progressive company that puts service and fresh food first. Servest has very exciting plans for the future. We will continue to excel in our operational and financial delivery, whilst keeping the close personal touch for our customers and clients,” he said.

: : A Taylor Wimpey senior site manager at Ipswich is celebrating after winning a national award.

Tim Chandler, senior site manager at the developer’s Purdis Grange scheme, beat off stiff competition from around 15,000 entries to be honoured with an NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.

Pride in the Job Quality Awards are presented following a stringent judging process by NHBC inspectors who perform spot checks and continuous assessment of developments throughout the year.

The award recognises Tim’s dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and provides purchasers with the assurance that the development provides top-quality properties and excellent customer service.

Steve Rolt, managing director of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia said: “I’d like to congratulate Tim for winning a Quality Award – his success is thoroughly deserved.

“Here at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, we are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service and this has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award-winning housebuilder year after year.”

: : Estate agent Mullucks Wells has recruited Nick Bush as an associate director and manager of its Saffron Walden office.

Nick, 47, has worked with four different estate agents in over a quarter of a century in estate agency – 17 years of them in Saffron Walden.

“I’m delighted,” he said. “It’s a particular pleasure to return to Saffron Walden, an area I know well and which has exciting times ahead. I will be working with the existing team to develop the business and broaden our selection of properties on the market in and around the town even further.”

Nick, who is married with two children, and when away from the office enjoys running and cycling, says that the independent status of Mullucks Wells was one of the things which attracted him to the job.

Residential sales director David Emberson said: “We’ve had our eye on Nick for some time. He’s a dynamic and diligent estate agent with unrivalled local knowledge, a dedicated work ethic and superb attention to detail. He will make an excellent addition to what we do here in Saffron Walden.”

: : Chris Perkins has joined Rose Builders as private client account project manager.

Chris started as a work experience trainee some 17 years ago and now returns to the firm, which is based at Lawford, near Manningtree, having worked for a number of designers and project management teams at UCS Ipswich and latterly with the Royal Household Property Section working on properties such as St James Palace and Buckingham Palace.

He brings a wealth of experience of working on prestigious and historic building for both private and commercial clients.

: : Ipswich Land Rover service centre Lindacre has appointed Sean Reeve as its new service manager.

Sean, who has more than 14 years’ experience in the vehicle industry, joined in August bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company.

“It is with great excitement I join Lindacre Land Rover as the service manager. This is a key moment for Lindacre as we look to further drive the service department forward, building long term partnerships with our customers giving them peace of mind when having their vehicle serviced,” he said.

In 2001 Sean started working at Hunters Land Rover in Norwich as a technician. After four years at Hunters, he decided to start his own business and opened his own garage. He then went back to Hunters in 2010 as a workshop controller, before joining Jack Richards Haulage as a service manager for a year.

Sean now lives in Diss with his wife and two children, but previously spent eight years living in Hong Kong working for the Porsche Race Team.