How we're helping Wales

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

Sports supplier nets major expansion

Net World Sports, a global exporter of sports equipment to over 180 countries, is set for further expansion after announcing the acquisition of a new 47 acre site in North Wales, supported by Lloyds Bank.

The development of a new site less than a mile from the company headquarters in Wrexham, forms part of the company’s long-term growth plan. Net World Sports was named SME Business of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in 2018.

Its owner, Alex Lovén, was also shortlisted for the title of The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019.

Sport’s popularity is universal and has enabled us as a business based in North Wales to reach a large global audience. Lloyds Bank’s guidance, alongside the support of Wrexham County Council, has been invaluable and will continue to be, as we look to the future.

Alex Lovén, Founder, Net World Sports

Supporting mental health recovery

KIM Inspire supports women with mental health needs in their recovery across Wrexham and Flintshire. 

Through our charitable foundations, the £150,000 extended grant awarded over six years is funding a Community Coordinator. This will enable this Holywell based charity to support women with mental health needs in their recovery and support them to engage in local activities.

As part of the support we received from the Lloyds Enhance programme we are now working with Diane, who is an expert in monitoring and evaluation. To have that advice has been really helpful. This is going to help us with future funding applications as well and hopefully make the charity more secure and able to prove the difference we make.

Annie Donovan, Joint Chief Executive, KIM Inspire

Boosting production in Newport

A leading Welsh craft brewery is set to boost production at its Newport site after announcing plans to build a new 30,000 sq ft distribution centre.

This will allow expansion of production at its main brewery, increasing capacity by seven times which equates to 12 million litres of beer annually.

As a result of the move to the new distribution centre, the company expects to achieve a turnover of £10 million and will be creating 25 new jobs to support its ongoing growth.

We’ve worked with Lloyds Bank since our inception in 2012. The relationship team’s constant support and guidance has been invaluable throughout every stage of our growth.

Brad Cummings, Co-founder, Tiny Rebel Brewery