Yü Energy have announced the acquisition of Bristol Energy’s business customer base. Bristol Energy which is owned by Bristol City Council is a national gas and electricity company supplying 4000 business meter points. Earlier this year Bristol City Council announced its intention to put Bristol Energy up for sale. The council says that an extensive…

Invoice finance provider, Optimum Finance appoints has announced three new appointments. The company welcomes James John as its new Head of Risk, Rebecca Salt as Regional Sales Director for the Midlands and Dany Boyle as its new Partnerships Manager. James John joins Optimum finance with 23 years’ experience. He started off as an auditor for…

The rapid adoption of new digital skills and technology by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) during lockdown could lead to an additional £4.1 billion in UK GDP1 each year over the long-term, according to new analysis developed by financial management software provider Intuit QuickBooks and Oxford Economics. The findings come three months after The Digital…

Court Enforcement Services has announced that Michael Whitaker promoted to a newly created senior role as Director of Business Development. He will report directly to Wayne Whitford, Director. In his new position, Whitaker will oversee the management of all aspects of the Business Development team. This senior role involves developing the team and providing strategic…

Multi-specialist bank Leumi UK has appointed Roy Shilo as Head of Commercial Finance. With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Shilo has held positions at both Bank Leumi USA and Bank Leumi Israel, before joining Leumi UK in July 2019. In his new role,  Shilo will lead Leumi UK’s Commercial Finance activity –…

JBW Group has announced that Phoenix, JBW and Collect Services have merged together to form a single company, CDER Group, with the combined aim of delivering ‘Fairness in Operation’ across the collections and enforcement industry. Nick Tubbs, Chief Executive said: “I am absolutely delighted to have achieved this important milestone in our company’s history and…

Court Enforcement Services announces three senior changes at board level. Daren Simcox has moved from Managing Director (MD)  to become Chairman of the High Court Enforcement company. Daron Robinson has been promoted from Operations Director to Managing Director. The previous Chairman Frank Millerick has retired. Robinson, as the MD, now has responsibility for leading all…

Business turnaround specialist Tim Sloggett has joined financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson LLP as a partner in its Bristol-based restructuring and recovery services (RRS) team. Sloggett joins from big four firm KPMG, where he worked with clients to deliver turnarounds, refinancing, accelerated business sales and formal restructuring processes. Tim has experience working…

Bibby Line Group has announced that Jonathan Andrew will join their Bibby Financial Services business as Global CEO. Andrew joins having served as Global Chief Operating Officer at Peac Finance, an International B2B lender focussed on supporting SMEs with their financing requirements. Additionally, he serves as non-executive Chairman of Arkle Finance Limited, part of Weatherby’s…

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