How we're helping the Midlands

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

Top female apprentices excel

A second year apprentice training with the Coventrybased Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) has been named as one of the top 50 women in engineering in the UK. 

Melissa Chigubu aged 19, has been given the accolade by the Women’s Engineering Society at a ceremony at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The award was founded by the Women’s Engineering Society in 2016.

It aims to address the skills shortage in engineering and highlight the discrepancy between men and women entering engineering and manufacturing. 

Melissa came to the UK in 2012 and was the first female to complete the Foundation Gateway in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre’s new Apprenticeship Engineering Standard programme

Melissa is a talented and dedicated learner who strives to excel, demonstrating exceptional skills for her early career stage.

David Hughes, Managing Director of the AMTC

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 continuous investment and guidance into my future career prospects through mentorship, has helped to level the playing field of a highly competitive graduate market. Giving back to others within my community has been the most influential part of the programme, I now pride myself on my ability to make an impact to Help Britain Prosper.

Shevina Shaw, Lloyds Scholar

leading the way in social housing

The Wrekin Housing Group is one of the largest social housing and care providers in the West Midlands with almost 13,000 homes for rent, and low cost home ownership. Wrekin make a difference to people’s lives across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

In 2019 Lloyds Banking Group were able to support their ambition to build 4,000 new homes in the next ten years, with a new £75 million revolving credit facility and support for a £250 million public bond.

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that prides itself on making a difference to people’s lives. This approach goes hand in hand with our Helping Britain Prosper Plan and our goal to help people get a home. Working together we can make that a reality for many more people in the future.

Jatinder Dhaliwal, Relationship Director, Lloyds Bank