Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Steve Harris as its new regional managing director of mid markets banking in the North of England.
Harris assumes responsibility for an 80-strong team operating from commercial banking centres in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle, who provide banking services, strategic advice, and funding to businesses with a turnover of between £25m and £750m.
Lloyds Bank’s mid-market client base includes some of the North’s largest listed businesses such as Persimmon plc and Sage plc and also many family-owned and private equity-backed businesses fundamental to the economic success of the region.
Harris brings more than 25 years’ banking experience to the role and was previously area director of the bank’s Mid Markets division in North, East and South Yorkshire.
He joined Lloyds Bank three years ago from RBS, where he held several senior management roles. Since 2013 he has been a Leeds LEP board member.