Lloyds Bank has appointed Mark Parsons as head of its trade and working capital team in the Midlands and South West of England, focused on mid-sized businesses.

Part of the bank’s global transaction banking business, Parsons will be in charge of delivering working capital solutions (including trade finance, cash management, invoice and asset finance) to help the region’s mid-sized corporates grow domestically and abroad.

He will report to mid-market trade and working capital managing director Kash Ahmad.

Parsons was previously head of the Midlands and South West region in Lloyds’ commercial finance mid-markets division, and has been at the bank since 2000.