Financial firms demonstrate commitment to young professionals

20 May 2022

Lloyds Bank, BNP Paribas Personal Finance and HSBC have shown further commitment to their young talent by introducing a new cohort of young professionals to the Future Faces Chamber of Commerce.

The new memberships add to the growth of the Future Faces Chamber this year and will provide young professionals across the organisations to network with like-minded individuals and further their professional development. 

Celebrating a decade of the Future Faces division this year, the continued growth of the Chamber will only enhance the support made available to the region’s future leaders. 

Hannah Ellis, associate director, Coverage Capital Management and Corporate and Institutional Coverage at Lloyds Bank and new member of Future Faces, said: “I moved to the Midlands after finishing my degree to be with my husband (boyfriend at the time) and join Lloyds.

“During the past three years I have become a huge advocate for the region and supporting young people. I have experienced first-hand moving to a new city and having to build a network and knowing about Future Faces sooner would have made this a lot easier.

“In an increasingly virtual world, it’s important for the city’s young professionals to get together, share ideas and inspire each other.

“I am really pleased to be joining the network with nine of my colleagues and I know that this will be an important relationship moving forwards for our young professionals, the businesses, and the Midlands.”

Andrew Connors (pictured), head of Higher Education and Charity and Corporate and Institutional Coverage Midlands at Lloyds Bank, said: “We are delighted to have such a large cohort join Future Faces this year.

“As we emerge from the pandemic the importance of this network as an opportunity to build lasting professional relationships and friendships as colleagues grow their careers in the city region has never been more important.”

Mwange Malawo, HSBC UK – Birmingham local director, said: “At HSBC we are so passionate about creating opportunities for our people to learn, develop and work towards their career ambitions.  Recognising that the journey for any future leader will require a network of resources and opportunities that can support them with this.

“For this reason it gives me great pleasure to thank the Future Faces Chamber Of Commerce for welcoming our thirty HSBC employees onto their programme, making it possible for them to expand their professional network within Birmingham and invest in their careers creatively.

“These new members are looking forward to engaging with the programme and bring with them an interesting range of experiences to share, from Personal & Wealth Banking as well as the Commercial Banking part of our business through the support of Mark Lupton (HSBC Area Director, Business Banking).”

For more information about the Future Faces Chamber, click here or contact j.perks@birmingham-chamber.com

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