Mark has worked in the commercial banking sector for 40 years. He qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in 1985 and worked at Lloyds Bank from 1982 – 2016.
He started at the Stourbridge branch and in 1988 moved to London working for Commercial Banking in various management roles in Lombard St and the Central Credit Team before returning to the Midlands in the mid 1990s. He held several corporate management positions before joining the business development team. In 2006 he was the UK Commercial Banking Business Development Manager of the Year and soon after became Business Development Director for the Black Country/Worcestershire and Shropshire.
Then, in 2016, following numerous re organisations at Lloyds, he joined Handelsbanken as Corporate Banking Manager Stourbridge where he successfully increased the commercial lending book by 320% to over £30m.
Mark has vast experience within the SME banking sector and maintains a real passion to assist local businesses. Fully client centric he is committed to providing a complete and premium quality service.
He is a keen Manchester City fan and has been since 1976 (no glory hunter here) and still plays weekly 5 a side but admits it is now hard work!