Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has increased its support for small and medium sized firms on the Isle of Wight, strengthening its relationship team on the Island through the promotion of Dawn Finney and appointment of Ben Mackett.
Dawn will now take the role of relationship director on the Isle of Wight, moving previously from her role as a relationship manager, and will specialise in supporting SME local businesses with turnovers up to £25 million.
“I have lived on the Island for the majority of my life and am passionate about ensuring that firms receive the correct support, helping to drive job creation and helping that local economy to thrive.
“I joined Lloyds Bank more than 20 years ago, and have worked for the business in a variety of retail and commercial banking roles. During this time I’ve gained a real understanding of the issues that small and medium sized firms face, and can provide tailored funding and solutions to help them achieve their ambitions”.
Sam joined Lloyds Bank as a graduate 19 years ago and has worked in a variety of roles both in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight. She has worked as relationship manager on the Island for the past 10 years.
Ben Mackett also joins the Isle of Wight team as a relationship manager. Previously based in Southampton, Ben has worked for Lloyds Bank for more than five years, and will now work alongside Dawn and Sam to help provide specialist support to small and medium sized firms.
“Sam, Ben and I were all born on the Isle of Wight and have a thorough understanding of its business culture. We will be working together to ensure that we are providing the expert guidance and support that local businesses need to thrive.
“At Lloyds Bank we are dedicated to helping ambitious firms achieve their aims. That’s why we have doubled the amount our senior managers can lend to businesses without central approval to £1 million.”
Photographed L-R: Sam Holmes, Ben Mackett and Dawn Finney