Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its support to the primary healthcare sector with the appointment of new specialists in the region.

The new recruits are among 29 additions to the Lloyds Bank healthcare team nationwide.

Among the appointments is Harvey Sandford who joins the team as relationship director in Birmingham and who will be joined by relationship managers Andrew Pearson, Jenny Holmes, Phil Perry and Sarah Woodward.

The round of new additions to the team is completed with the arrival of Paul Summerton, previously a senior manager for the bank's Leamington Spa team, who will head up the department as senior manager for healthcare.

Lloyds Bank offers services and products aimed at meeting the needs of primary healthcare businesses including GPs, dentists and pharmacists.

Mr Summerton said: "I'm pleased to join the healthcare team here at Lloyds Bank and our investment in the sector means we're adding a wealth of experience as we look to continue to lead within healthcare banking in the Midlands.

"Lloyds Bank has always been renowned for providing an unrivalled service to industry professionals and I'm passionate about working closely with our customers to help them make the best decisions for their business amid an ever-changing sector."