HSBC Commercial Bank has appointed Mark Harris as head of corporate for the Midlands.
Mr Harris joins from HSBC in the North West, where he was deputy head of corporate, and is responsible for supporting businesses in the region with a turnover in excess of £30 million.
He will be supported in his new role by Midlands deputy head of corporate banking Dan Wright and leads a team of relationship managers dedicated to supporting businesses in all sectors.
He said: “My aim is to promote HSBC as the bank of choice for business and to drive our international business offering, whilst continuing to successfully service our domestic customers.
“At HSBC, we forecast that UK international trade will grow by approximately 60 per cent over the next 15 years and businesses in the Midlands are well-placed to drive that growth.
“The Midlands boasts a high concentration of forward-thinking, dynamic companies across a range of sectors that are looking for ways to grow their business.
“International trade offers them that opening and I’d urge businesses in the region to grasp that opportunity.”
Mr Harris said he was looking forward to meeting the business and professional services community from across the region over the coming months.
He said: “I am not the sort of person who sits behind a desk all day.
“I want to be meeting our current customers, potential customers and the professional services community from across the east and the west of the region.
“We are open for business and we have a huge desire to help corporates from across the Midlands.”