Russell Dalton, Finance and Business Director, Pershore High School
"Converting to academy status was a stressful time and there were many changes that we had to manage and implement. As we were making these changes we decided that it would be appropriate to look at what the banks could offer us. A number of schools that were converting at a similar time grouped together and interviewed all of the local banks, including the one that we all banked with at the time. It became abundantly clear that the only bank that could suit our needs and had a good understanding of the educational environment was Lloyds Bank. The process to move banks was painless and one less worry that we had at the time. Having a relationship manager gave peace of mind that everything was being dealt with on our behalf.
I believe that good relations are key to a great partnership and this is where Lloyds Bank has got it right. The relationship manager forms part of this, but the team that sits behind them is essential. Our experience is that the team react magnificently but are also proactive in the support and guidance they offer. The additional benefit of a fantastic online facility, as Lloyds Link is, assures us that we made the right decision to move banks, not to mention the small matter of totally free banking!*"
Finance and Business Director
Pershore High School
Dauntsey’s School has banked with Lloyds for more than 30 years, and we are delighted to be a customer of the Bank. Our close working relationship is underpinned by the support of our Relationship Manager, Tracy King, with whom we maintain a regular and helpful dialogue in keeping the Bank up to date with our plans and aspirations.
It is a very personal service, and we particularly welcome the opportunity for face to face meetings at the School to discuss our business needs. We also very much appreciate the support and encouragement that we receive, especially in planning and realising our capital investment plans.
We are currently beginning delivery of an ambitious programme of capital projects to improve our facilities including an impressive new multi-use pavilion, an upgraded sports hall and a new teaching block. With the support of Lloyds, we are now turning our plans into exciting reality which will see all three projects delivered by September 2016.
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*Free daily banking applies to state-funded schools only and includes day to day tariff transactions such as cheques, standing orders, cash, UK Sterling direct debits, deposits and withdrawals. All we ask is that you operate your account in credit or within agreed limits. Note that charges for other services may apply.
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