Meet the team

Our commercial lending team comprises individuals who have many years experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate financing requirements.

Kevin Beevers

Kevin Beevers Commercial Lending Director

Kevin Beevers has been the commercial lending director at Hodge Bank since September 2013 and was previously deputy head of corporate banking with HSBC for Wales and the South West.

As head of leveraged finance until 2010, he was responsible for some of the bank’s largest and most complex deals and was twice voted corporate banker of the year in Wales.

In his most recent role with HSBC Kevin led a team of 12, managing the banking needs of businesses with a £25 million-plus turnover.

Contact Kevin on 029 2078 7637 or email

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Brent Arthur

Brent Arthur Relationship Manager

Brent is an experienced banking professional and recently held positions with Allied Irish Bank and First Independent Finance after a long career with HSBC.

This included managerial posts in HSBC’s Brecon and Cardiff branches before serving as a senior commercial manager in South and South East Wales for 12 years.

Contact Brent on 029 2078 7694 or email

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Andy Button

Andy Button Relationship Manager

Andy Button is an accomplished property banker. He was recruited from HSBC where he had been a senior real estate corporate manager, managing a large portfolio of investment and development business.

In all Andy has over 30 years’ banking experience and has been a real estate transaction specialist since 2009. Before focusing on this sector, he was a commercial manager in Bristol.

Contact Andy on 029 2078 7695 or email

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Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies Relationship Manager

Gareth joined the commercial lending team after nine years with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). As a senior director in corporate real estate finance for the south of England and South Wales, he managed a £900 million property portfolio.

A member of the RBS corporate and structured finance team since 2006, he moved into corporate and real estate finance four years later.

Contact Gareth on 029 2080 3032 or email

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Paul Green

Paul Green Relationship Manager

Paul joined the bank in 2001 from Chartered Trust. Working first in credit risk management and new business development, in his role as a relationship manager Paul has negotiated significant investment and development finance deals in the property and renewable energy sectors.

Contact Paul on 029 2078 7636 or email

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams Relationship Manager

Before joining the team in 2014, Paul was a senior international commercial manager with HSBC.

He joined HSBC in 1996, working in Port Talbot and Swansea, before entering the commercial sector and then moving to HSBC international banking.

Contact Paul on 029 2078 7696 or email

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Steve Blake

Steve Blake Credit Quality Manager

Previously a senior corporate banking manager with HSBC, Steve is the credit quality manager at Hodge Bank.

A specialist in the real estate sector, he spent his early career with NatWest and Bank of Scotland before joining HSBC in 2008.

Contact Steve on 029 2078 7613 or email

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Meet the Support team

Teresa Phillips
Teresa Phillips Support Team Manager Tel: 029 2078 7692
Bryn Adams
Bryn Adams Relationship Officer Tel: 029 2078 7691
Rhos Evans
Rhos Evans Relationship Officer Tel: 029 2078 7639
Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller Relationship Officer Tel: 029 2078 7634
Rachel Preston
Rachel Preston Commercial Lending Officer Tel: 029 2080 3030
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones Commercial Lending Officer Tel: 029 2080 3033
Gareth Cartwright
Gareth Cartwright Commercial Lending Officer Tel: 029 2078 7638
Hayley Frost
Hayley Frost Commercial Lending Assistant Tel: 029 2080 3034
Leila Gouret
Leila Gouret Commercial Lending Assistant Tel: 029 2080 3035
Stacey Smith
Stacey Smith Commercial Lending Assistant Tel: 029 2078 7635
Katie Rowlands
Katie Rowlands Commercial Lending Assistant Tel: 029 2078 7689