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Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking continues expansion of West Midlands mid-markets team PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has continued the expansion of its West Midlands mid-markets team with the appointment of Relationship Director, Jemal Omar, as the bank continues to support the growth ambitions of local firms.

The new role will see Jemal based in the bank’s flagship Birmingham office on Colmore Row, where he will manage client relationships with businesses across a variety of sectors, typically with an annual turnover between £25-£100m. He will work with the firms to handle all aspects of their banking requirements, whilst also looking to extend the bank’s mid-markets client-base across the region.

Jemal joins the mid-markets team following eight years with Handelsbanken, where he most recently took sole responsibility for a portfolio of 40 clients permanently domiciled within Birmingham.

A well-known figure in the city’s business community, he was named the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year in 2014, a prestigious accolade that recognises both professional achievement and work within the wider professional community.

Jemal is also chair of the BPS Birmingham Future Special Projects Committee, where he has been responsible for organising the inaugural ‘Live and Work in Birmingham event’, helping to improve the retention of talent within the region.

Jemal Omar, Relationship Director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “I’m passionate about helping to support businesses within Birmingham and the surrounding area, so I’m delighted to join Lloyds Bank as we look to assist our local Mid-Market clients realise their growth aspirations.

“In eight years working in the city, I have developed a good network of contacts, and look forward to collaborating with a number of these as Lloyds Bank seeks to help the region prosper.”

Steve Clarke, Area Director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in the West Midlands, said: “As the current Birmingham Young Professional of the year, Jemal boasts an unrivalled reputation in the city and brings a wealth of experience. We’re therefore pleased to welcome him to our team.

“This appointment marks our continued investment in supporting mid-market businesses in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and our commitment to driving the economy by providing access to funding for firms.”

(Source - Lloyds Banking Press Release)

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