Bristol-based Duncan Lawrie Private Bank has appointed Mark Lucas as senior relationship manager to build a stronger presence in the region.

With experience of over 30 years, including roles at Lloyds, Credit Suisse and Coutts, Lucas joins the bank after his position as director of investor relations at Agricultural Finance.

Jeff Durant, regional director of Bristol and the South West, said: "We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Mark and he will complement the team very well. With the growth we’ve experienced in the last couple of years it’s important we are able to maintain such a high level of service and grow our team accordingly."