School leavers are opting for alternative routes to a career and are choosing not to go to University according to new research. As businesses continue to offer a wider range of apprenticeships, and students have the option to learn on the job, fewer are opting to go to University in favour of other career paths…

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Paul Stack as Commercial Director for Europe and Asia. Stack will oversee product, pricing and commercial strategy implementation across the regions, reporting into Richard Carter, CEO for Europe and Asia. Stack joined BFS in April 2015 as UK Product Director, tasked with driving the development, management and innovation of…

A new study from Dun & Bradstreet has revealed that while finance leaders remain tasked with business profitability, their remit has expanded to include the sharing of data across the organisation and management of risk. The Risk Revolution report found the top challenge for finance leaders today is monitoring risks within a business’ customer, supplier, or partner…

UHY Hacker Young has announced the expansion of its Manchester office by welcoming a new partner to its leadership team. Tracey Pye has been appointed turnaround and recovery partner. Pye has run her own consultancy and was previously a business restructuring partner at Top 10 accountancy firm BDO LLP. Pye specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvency.…

Vehicle credit management specialist, Anglia UK, has announced that it has appointed a new Business Development Manager. Nathan Keegan joins the business with some 20 years’ experience in the motor finance industry. Prior to joining Anglia he was responsible for sales at the VW Group’s MAN Heavy Truck Division. During his career, Keegan has also worked…

SME Lender, Spotcap has appointed Andrew Caulfield as a Senior Underwriter. He joins the lender’s growing team, which now consist of 130 employees globally. Caulfield brings over six years of experience in risk management with RateSetter in the UK and AIB – Allied Irish Banks, to the role.  At Spotcap, he will be responsible for assessing…

Alternative finance specialist, ThinCats has appointed a vastly experienced ex-banking professional to cover the Yorkshire region. Ben Kimball joins ThinCats after a 15-year career working with SMEs for the likes of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.  He has supported SMEs in both Yorkshire and Scotland during his career and is…

Aaron & Partners LLP has announced that it has appointed Stephen Taylor to join its Dispute Resolution and Insolvency team as a Senior Partner. Nick Clarke, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency, said “Stephen’s appointment is a significant one for us as a firm and a real statement of intent for the Dispute Resolution…

Hampshire Trust Bank has announced that it has appointed of Charles McDowell as Managing Director of the Banks’s Specialist Mortgages Division with effect from 1 October 2018. McDowell has worked for Aldermore Bank since 2014, latterly as Commercial Director (Mortgages). He started his career at Deloitte. Charles will sit on HTB’s Executive Committee and will…

Henry Howard Finance Group has announced that it has appointed joint heads of sales support. Nicola Evans, who joined the Newport-based firm as a business analyst in May last year, has become the head of sales support. Evans shares the role with her former GE Capital colleague, Jane Brown, who has worked in asset finance…

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