Helping the North of England

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

Reducing waste and creating growth

Company Shop, the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus food and household products, aims to save over 70 million units of surplus products from going to landfill, supported by a £4.2 million funding package from our Clean Growth Financing Initiative. The firm’s entire business model is built around sustainability, buying and selling stock which would have otherwise gone to waste.

Over the next three years, we anticipate our growing network of stores will help us to save over 100 million units of perfectly good products from going to waste each year. Lloyds Bank will play a key role in helping us to expand and increase our positive commercial, social and environmental impact.

John Marren, Founder and Chairman, Company Shop Group

Expansion plans for independent homebuilders

One of the UK’s leading independent housing developers has boosted its turnover by 49 per cent, after receiving support from Lloyds Bank to expand its presence across the North West.

Anwyl Homes, founded in 1940, builds high-quality houses across North Wales, Cheshire and the North  West of England. Lloyds Bank has worked with Anwyl Homes for more than 70 years, providing the firm with the funding and working capital support it’s needed to expand.

During the last five-year expansion plan the firm has built 645 new homes, completing developments across North Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire. As a result of expansion, the firm has also been able to create a number of new jobs within the local area, boosting its workforce by 25 per cent within the past two years.

Having a partner that completely understands your needs is vital to business success.

Mathew Anwyl, Homes Division Managing Director, Anwyl Homes

Safety and security for asylum seekers

Ewan Roberts is the Centre Manager at Asylum Link Merseyside, based in Liverpool. They’re one of 78 asylum seeker and refugee charities we fund and are currently in the second year of a £75,000 three-year grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.

The people who rely on us are terrified at the thought of us not being here. Most asylum seekers don’t have a safe place to go – but the people who come here do. That’s why receiving core funding from the Lloyds Bank Foundation has been so vital for us.

Ewan Roberts, Centre Manager, Asylum Link Merseyside

Supporting apprentices

Ryan Nixon was an 18 year old jobseeker when he came to speak to the Lloyds Bank Academy team at the Greater Manchester central library. After studying English and Film Studies he wanted to expand his skills and gain more knowledge about the digital world.

After attending sessions in CV writing and communicating online, Ryan also found he had a hidden talent for public speaking. Following a networking event at the Lloyds Bank Academy launch in Manchester, he was offered interviews and work experience with prospective employers. He is now very happy in his new apprenticeship at a marketing company near his home in Wythenshawe.

The Academy showed me the personal and professional uses of digital that I hadn’t considered before. It’s helped me get the apprenticeship I wanted.

Ryan Nixon,