GB Bank appoints Chief Lending Officer

19th November 2021 Appointments |

GB Bank has announced the appointment of Neil Williams as its Chief Lending Officer. GB Bank recently announced it had secured its provisional banking licence making it the UK’s newest challenger bank. Positioned as the ‘go to bank’ for property developers in the North, GB Bank will address the shortage of funding required to get…

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Atradius appoints new UK Country Manager

16th November 2021 Appointments |

Trade credit insurer Atradius has appointed Oliver Ford as Country Manager, heading up multinational business for the UK. Ford returns to the Atradius UK headquarters in Cardiff after a decade, following senior roles in Hong Kong and London. With a degree in French, the Cardiff University graduate first joined Atradius in 2007 as a client…

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Atradius promotes Account Manager

9th November 2021 Appointments |

Trade credit insurer Atradius has announced that it has promoted Chris Williamson to Senior Account Manager within its Cardiff-based strategic accounts team. Williamson returns to Wales for the new role after nearly three years at Atradius’ Northern Hub as business development manager, where he was responsible for developing broker relationships and underwriting new business policies.…

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United Trust Bank appoints Asset Finance Head of Sales

9th November 2021 Appointments |

United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced that it has appointed Astrid Michael as its new Head of Sales for its Asset Finance division following the retirement of Keith Sangwin earlier this year. Michael has worked in the Asset Finance industry for 20 years and is a highly experienced professional with a strong track record of…

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Bibby Financial Services appoints Chief Technology Officer

25th October 2021 Appointments |

International SME financier, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) have announced the appointment of James Cooper as its new chief Technology Officer (CTO). Cooper previously held technology roles at Mothercare and financial advisory group, Rothschild and most recently was Chief Information Officer at BFS. In addition to Cooper’s appointment, Nicola Allard has been appointed as Head of…

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Hampshire Trust Bank appoints Head of Propositions

20th October 2021 Appointments |

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has appointed Sally Wright as Head of Propositions for the specialist mortgages division. Wright joins HTB from Vida Homeloans to work alongside newly-appointed deputy Managing Director, Louisa Sedgwick who also joined this month to support the specialist lenders’ ambitious growth plans. Louisa Sedgwick, said “This is such an exciting time to…

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United Trust Bank makes two new appointments to its Asset Finance Credit team

29th September 2021 Appointments |

United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced two new appointments in its Asset Finance Credit team as it continues to break records for new written business. Gavin Mancey has joined the Bank as Underwriter and Daniel Idowu has been promoted to Underwriter having started in UTB’s Asset Finance Operations Team in 2018. Mancey has nearly 20…

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Begbies Traynor announces promotion

28th September 2021 Appointments |

Begbies Traynor has announced that experienced Insolvency Practitioner, Michaela Daly will be stepping up to lead the company’s operation in Staffordshire alongside partner Diane Dunion. Begbies Traynor says that since the acquisition of Dunion and Co in March 2019, Begbies Traynor has gone from strength to strength in Staffordshire and is now a six-strong specialist…

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Fintech appoints former Interim Small Business Commissioner as Advisor

14th September 2021 Appointments |

Philip King, the former Interim Small Business Commissioner (SBC) has joined Debt Register, a payments Fintech, as an Advisor. King, who prior to being appointed SBC was the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), has worked in the credit industry for more than 40 years, having held senior roles within Olivetti…

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Assetz Capital appoints Senior Relationship Manager

13th September 2021 Appointments |

Specialist lender Assetz Capital has appointed a new Senior Relationship Manager to its bridging team as it continues to grow market share in short term finance. Mehwish Mirza joins from Glenhawk, where she spent nearly two years operating as a Business Development Manager following spells with Together and Gatehouse Bank. Merza began her career with…

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Paragon Development Finance appoints Deputy Managing Director

8th September 2021 Appointments |

Paragon Development Finance has announced the appointment of Neal Moy as Deputy Managing Director. Moy joins Paragon in October and will support Paragon Development Finance Managing Director Robert Orr in the newly created role. Orr is highly experienced in the development finance market. He was the founder and Managing Director of the RateSetter Development Finance…

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Conister appoints Executive Director

8th September 2021 Appointments |

Conister Finance & Leasing has announced the appointment of Mark Hayman as its new Executive Director. Hayman’s appointment follows that of Marcus Gregory, his co-founding partner of Bluestar, who was appointed as an Executive Director in May to lead Conister’s broker division. Alongside his appointment as Executive Director, Hayman will continue in his role as…

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Optimum Finance appoints Regional Director 

8th September 2021 Appointments |

Optimum Finance has appointed Ewan Clarke as its Regional Director for the Midlands. Clarke joins the company with a background in both insolvency and corporate finance. This Experience will be invaluable to businesses seeking additional finance for sustained growth, business recovery and turnaround.  Chief Commercial Officer Lynn-Marie Jameson said “Our current Midlands based clients form supply chains…

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