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David Atkinson

Dave has almost 35 years’ experience in the banking industry, having joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1988, and has since held various client relationship management and senior leadership roles within the group.

Dave was appointed as a Regional Director for SME & Mid Corporates Commercial Banking back in 2011 and currently leads the Midlands & South Wales teams. He has also led the SME & Mid Corporates Manufacturing sector nationally since early 2014. He sits on a number of committees and advisory boards alongside government & industry, supporting manufacturing & engineering initiatives. He is proud to hold lead accountability for the groups £15m sponsorship of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre at the MTC in Coventry which will support the training & development of more than 5000 apprentices, graduates & engineers by 2030.

Dave also enjoys mentoring a number of small businesses and acts as a strategic advisor to an SME business that focusses on software development.