Business rescue specialist, Leonard Curtis has made an addition to its Scottish team with the appointment of James Dempster. A qualified accountant, s joins Leonard Curtis as a Senior Manager within the Group’s Business Rescue and Recovery division. He joins the professional services group following a sixteen-year tenure at one of Glasgow’s big-four accountancy firms.…

SME specialist, OakNorth Bank has announced that it intends to expand its debt finance team with four new appointments and will also open a new Birmingham office to support businesses in the MidlandsSteve Mitchell and Marcus Hook will be based out of the bank’s newly-opened Birmingham office aimed at supporting SMEs in the Midlands, whilst …

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jim Davis as Managing Director (MD) for Construction Finance as it looks to further its support for SME businesses in the sector. Joining BFS from Yorkshire Bank in 2011, Davis held the role of Head of Sales for the West Midlands since 2011and was instrumental in the opening of BFS’s…

Specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank has appointed Andrew Arnold as a Relationship Manager in its Cardiff-based Property Finance Team. Arnold, who will report to Paul Howard, will focus on growing the bank’s property book across Cardiff and the surrounding South Wales region. Before joining Cambridge & Counties Bank, Andrew worked for three years at…

Samantha Barrass has been named as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Business Banking Resolution Service (BBRS). The BBRS has been set up to resolve disputes between small and medium-sized businesses and their banks to deliver independent transparent, fair and reasonable outcomes The BBRS is backed by Britain’s six biggest high street lenders. Sarrass…

Paragon has appointed a new Managing Director (MD) of SME lending. John Phillipou joins Paragon from PEAC Finance, where he was Chief Executive Officer, leading the business in providing finance solutions for predominantly SME clients. Phillipou’s career spans 25 years in business lending both in the UK and globally, including roles with Bank of Scotland,…

Cambridge & Counties Bank has appointed Donna Kerr as its first Area Director for Scotland to support the company’s growth in the region. Kerr brings 30 years of leadership and business experience to Cambridge & Counties Bank. Prior to joining, she spent the previous three years managing a national team with Blackhorse Finance, running a…

SME financial provider,  Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has announced the appointment of Karl Leitelmayer as its Head of Business Centre for Trade Finance. Leitelmayer is an invoice finance specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He joins BFS after 19 years at Lloyds Banking Group, most recently as Head of Broker Channel Sales…

Gordon Brothers have announced that it has appointed Ben Olushola as it’s new as Corporate Counsel. Olushola will operate as the front-line transactional and corporate counsel, managing deal documentation and related matters, for Gordon Brothers’ international business. He has over 10 years’ experience of restructuring and insolvency matters including distressed corporate M&A, pre-pack insolvency transactions,…

David Capdevila appointed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Atradius N.V. From January 2020, Capdevila will replace Isidoro Unda who has announced his departure after 12 years as the insurance company’s Chief Executive Officer. The Chairman of Grupo Catalana Occidente (the Group owner of Atradius), José María Serra, thanked Isidoro Unda for his dedication throughout…

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