Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Sharon Wiltshire as UK commercial director.

First joining BFS in 2001, Wiltshire brings 30 years’ experience in commercial finance, having started her career at RBS Invoice Finance in 1987. She has held a variety of operational and commercial roles with BFS, including operations director and managing director for the funder’s operations in Leicester, Birmingham and Bristol.
The announcement comes following Edward Winterton’s appointment as UK CEO in April.
Deborah Johnson, head of operations for BFS Yorkshire, has been appointed as Commercial Director – North.
Deborah has 30 years’ experience in commercial finance, having held operational roles with Alex Lawrie Factors and Five Arrows Business Finance, before joining BFS in 2008 as operations manager. In 2015, Deborah was appointed as head of operations for BFS’s Yorkshire office.
Speaking of the changes, UK CEO for BFS, Edward Winterton said: “As a relationship-based funder, it’s our people that set us apart from the competition and I’m delighted to welcome Sharon, Mary and Deborah into their new roles.
“We’re a Sunday Times Best Companies employer and we know that only by attracting and retaining leading industry talent can we continue to provide excellent service to new and existing clients.
“It is testament to the calibre of our people that we’re able to promote from within for all three roles. With our new structure in place, I’m confident that we will be able to continue to grow our support for UK PLC, both in 2017 and beyond.”