Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has appointed Ben Smith as UK Corporate Sales Director. After joining BFS from British Nuclear Fuels Plc in 2010, Smith has held a variety of roles including Corporate Manager, Head of West Midlands Business Centre and – most recently – Head of Corporate for the Central region.

Officially starting his new role on 1 April, Ben will head up a team of 20 across the country, tasked with growing BFS’s funding for larger businesses.

Edward Winteron, UK Chief Executive at Bibby Financial Services said: “Ben’s experience, drive and commitment to BFS and our clients during the last eight years made him a standout candidate for this role. We’re passionate about being a great place to work and promoting from within, and Ben is a fantastic example of our home grown talent. Under Ben’s leadership, coupled with our growing funding capabilities, I’m confident we’ll be able to significantly grow our share in the Corporate funding space over the coming years.”