Senior Manager, UK Network Team, British Business Bank
Lewis joined the British Business Bank in October 2016 as the MEIF Senior Relationship Manager, covering the East and South-East Midlands. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) is a £250m ‘fund-of-funds’ launched in February 2018 and providing equity, debt, small business loans and early stage, proof-of-concept funding for SMEs across the Midlands. He transferred to the UK Network Team in the Bank as Senior Manager, covering the East & South-East Midlands and supporting demand-side initiatives, in October 2018. And has more recently worked on the Bank’s high-profile Covid-19 response initiatives. Lewis has 25 years’ experience in economic development including two years at Capital for Enterprise Limited (the Bank’s predecessor), where he worked in the Debt Team on the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme and former RDA legacy funds, ten years at East Midlands Development Agency (emda) in the Business Investment Team and five years at Nottingham City Council, where he managed a team and a series of grant, loan and equity funds, and investment readiness programmes. Lewis also has over five years commercial and personal banking experience with Lloyds Banking Group.
Panel: thur 26 Nov, 4:30 – 15:30
The Midlands, an Engine for Investment
The Midlands is the economic heartbeat of the UK, a region of excellence in connectivity – regionally, nationally and internationally. Join our panel of investment industry leaders as we explore the Midlands from East to West across 5G test beds, advanced manufacturing, e-commerce, fintech and life sciences, and learn more about how initiatives like the Midlands Engine Investment Fund are accelerating growth and driving innovation.