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CLASS OF 2023: Leader awarded honour for his business acumen

Honorary Graduate Neil Lloyd looking at the camera with his award

A local business leader has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Wolverhampton for his business achievements over a career spanning almost thirty years. 

Neil Lloyd joined FBC Manby Bowdler as Sales Director in 2015. Working closely with the wider support functions he has helped develop the sales infrastructure, supporting the achievement of the company’s overall business plan, objectives and growth strategy. Neil became Managing Director in 2020 and is a member of the Executive Board. He was listed in The Lawyers ‘Hot 100’ list in 2023. 

Honorary awards are presented by the University of Wolverhampton to people who have made a significant contribution to their field of expertise. 

Neil began his career at Lombard in 1994 where he held several roles at its head office in Surrey. Then more locally in the West Midlands, he progressed to Director of Asset Finance, Birmingham and Warwickshire, before moving to London as Head of Sales Development. 

He is an Affiliate of the IFS School of Finance in 2013 and has been an Associate of the Chartered Banker Institute since 2016. 

Neil said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been awarded this Honorary Fellowship by the University of Wolverhampton.  It was totally unexpected but gratefully accepted and makes the last 30 years of hard work all worth it.” 

The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, from Thursday 14 September to Friday 22 September 2023. 

Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch with the Alumni team and take advantage of a range of benefits and support on offer to them including a discount for Postgraduate study and opportunities to benefit from mentoring, volunteering and career advice.   

For information about courses to study at the University visit the website. 


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