Lloyds Bank strengthens hotels team with new hire


Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its hotels team in London with the appointment of Samantha Herod as mid markets relationship manager.

Herod, who brings with her a decade of corporate banking experience having joined a fast-track training programme with Lloyds Bank in 2005, will now be responsible for helping hotels in the capital grow as the economic recovery gathers pace.

Herod previously worked as a business partner within Lloyds Bank’s Corporate Real Estate Business Support Unit and now joins a five strong hotels team, headed up by business development director Diane Scott, and relationship director Tony Burnell that is dedicated to helping hoteliers within the M25.

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Diane said: “Sam brings with her a wealth of experience in corporate real estate both within London and elsewhere in the UK and Ireland. As such, she will be a valuable addition to the team.

Herod said on her new position said: “Whether for business or leisure travellers, London has always been a popular place to stay and, as the economic picture looks brighter, a lot of hotel groups are now looking to build their presence in the city and its surrounding areas.

“From creating new hotels or renovating and improving existing businesses, it’s a competitive and exciting time for the sector and one where hoteliers need the best quality support in order to take advantage of the opportunities that are there for them.”