More than three in four small business owners (77%) are prioritising new initiatives for 2020 to make their business stronger according to latest figures from Hitachi Capital Business Finance. With 2019 being characterised by market uncertainty and static growth forecasts it appears that small business leaders are starting the new year with a different set of…

Business lender, Spotcap has announced that Ian Mills and Duncan Ballingall have joined the UK team as Partnership Manager and Underwriter, respectively. Mills and Ballingall will support Spotcap in helping a growing number of UK businesses with swift and flexible unsecured loans. Mills joins from Boost Capital. He has over 20 years of experience working…

Property finance specialist LendInvest has announced that its Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christian Faes, is handing over day-to-day management of the business to a long-serving member of the management team. Rod Lockhart will become the CEO of LendInvest and joins the company’s Board of Directors. Faes, who co-founded LendInvest in 2008, remains fully…

National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) announces the launch of its inaugural Commercial Broker Awards. The awards ceremony will be hosted at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday 23rd April 2020, where the winners of each award category will be announced. The events will see fourteen award categories from which NACFB brokers can…

Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced the appointment of Louise Durkan as Partner in its Bristol office, as the company continues to grow its practice in the South West. Durkin joins from Deloitte, where she spent more than 10 years in the firm’s financial advisory practice. In total, Durkin has more than 20 years’ experience…

SME lender Simply has made a raft of new year promotions. The company has announced that it has made five senior promotions in recognition of the hard work and the important role they play in the growth of the business. John Wiles is promoted from Sales Director to Managing Director. Other promotions see Chris Etherington…

Together Money has appointed a new UK Head of Field Sales. Sean Williams, who spent over three decades with the Yorkshire Bank has taken up a new role, he will be responsible for the professional sector team of experienced development directors operating in regions across the UK, helping entrepreneurs and SMEs realise their business ambitions.…

Complaints about water retailers received by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) fell for a second successive quarter to raise hopes of a sustained improvement. The water watchdog received 835 complaints from business customers between 1 July and the end of September 2019 – the lowest number it has handled in a single quarter since…

Clarke Willmott has made a series of new appointments to its debt recovery team. The Taunton-based team, jointly led by Phil Roberts and Kat Quinton, has made five new appointments with another starting in January and a further three team members currently being recruited. Simon Little joins the debt recovery team as Insurance Team Supervisor,…

Henry Howard Finance Group has announced a change of name to Propel in support of the company’s strategic positioning. The company offers SME funding to UK equipment suppliers. Anne Williams, Chief Operating Officer said ‘’Our Propel Promise, being small enough to care and deliver a brilliant personal service to our customers, and big enough to have…

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