Helping Britain Prosper Plan
Across the UK the Helping Britain Prosper Plan is making a positive difference for people of all ages, businesses of all type and size, and the communities they share.
Behind each headline there are thousands of individual stories about how we’re helping. And we’re not doing it alone. We’re working together with our four charitable Foundations, community groups and other businesses.
"We embrace our economic, social and environmental responsibilities to Help Britain Prosper by operating as a responsible, sustainable and inclusive Group."
Sara Weller, Independent Director and Chairman of the Responsible Business Committee
Helping development at leading schools
Eltham College has opened the doors to a new building that houses its maths and languages departments in the biggest development at the historic site in more than 50 years using a significant funding package from Lloyds Bank.
The project which took 18 months to complete and was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir Kenneth Olisa, also includes a purpose-built medical and Wellbeing Centre, with specialist treatment, counselling and rest rooms.
This is an exciting development for the College as we look to enhance our teaching and learning space before becoming fully co-educational from 2020.
Guy Sanderson, Headmaster, Eltham College
Supporting skills and development
Saran (preferred name ‘Happy’) moved from the Ivory Coast to Newham in 2018. After a number of jobs, she registered with Newham Workplace to explore the options and entry routes into construction.
Starting a role at IQL with Morrisroe on 15th July 2019, a four week placement was extended due to her excellent work on the project.
Happy started her journey with Workplace by attending a Women in Construction event, completed a multi-skills course and Traffic Marshal training funded by the Lloyds Construction Skills Partnership (including London borough of Newham and Lendlease) and further training and events.
The role is varied and every day is a new challenge. I work with my heart and the love of the job and am excited and hopeful about my career progression. Learning English, being black and being a female is not a barrier – I am here to do a job. I do it well and my colleagues respect me for it.
Taking the role of a role model
Bernard Adjei, a Programme Delivery Manager, moved to England around 10 years ago, having lived most of his life in Ghana. Bernard has experienced racism during his life but this hasn’t stopped him from helping others and achieving success.
He has been recognised as a Powerlist Rising Star twice, Black British Business Awards Finance Rising Star in 2018 and Young Banker of the Year in 2016. He has also featured in our own internal annual Ethnicity Role Model list since it was introduced in 2017.
I am pleased to say that I have been supported and empowered to progress in the bank and make a difference outside of it. In particular I’ve benefited from a sponsorship programme in Lloyds Banking Group, which has given me access to counsel and networks I wouldn’t otherwise have had, and I’m delighted to have recently been promoted into my first senior manager position.
Bernard Adjei, Programme Delivery Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Helping low income students to aim high
Since its inception in 2011, over 1,000 students have benefited from our Lloyds Scholars programme, which provides the financial support they need to study at university along with a package of support, including mentoring and internships.
The support from Lloyds has allowed me to stay focused on my studies and explore areas of interest. The volunteering target of 100 hours set by Lloyds has challenged me to participate in multiple activities, which have helped develop my leadership and communication skills.
Rupa Bhuda, MSCI Chemistry Student