Head of Sales Development, Lombard
Neil Lloyd is Head of Sales Development for Lombard’s Business &
Commercial (B&C) division, the part of the business that helps the UK’s
SMEs access funding through asset finance. In this role, Neil has a key
strategic function with responsibility for developing specialist areas
such as manufacturing, agriculture and commercial transportation.
Reporting directly to Ian Isaac, Managing Director of Lombard B&C,
Neil’s role is key to driving Lombard’s approach of building expertise in
key business sectors in order to deliver a more meaningful customer
proposition and to create added value. His focus is on raising Lombard’s
profile with manufacturers, trade bodies and other industry influencers
and working closely with Lombard’s sales and strategic functions to
deliver the multi-specialist approach across B&C.
Neil came to Lombard as part of his degree course in Accountancy &
Management Control, which he was studying at Sheffield University. At
the end of his placement Neil was offered a permanent position in 1994
and has been with Lombard since. During this time he has held roles in
both the Head Office and within the Sales division. His experience of
working in strategy and marketing has given him a broad skill set, while
more recently as Director of Asset Finance for Birmingham and
Warwickshire, Neil has worked directly with many of the specialist
industries for which is he now responsible which makes him ideally
suited to managing Lombard’s strategy for these specialist sectors.
Since taking the decision to join Lombard, Neil has extended his
professional qualifications successfully passing his FLA finance and
leasing exams, as well as a Diploma in Corporate Banking. Neil is now
studying for a Foundation Degree in Banking.
A keen runner, Neil is a member of Birchfield Harriers, one of the UK’s
most prestigious running clubs, regularly running in marathons and
other distance races. Neil also enjoys reading historical fact and fiction,
and has recently resumed an interest in horse riding.