Jonathan Andrews

OUR STORY

One of the first things I noticed when I joined BFS in July 2020 was the genuine passion our teams have for helping SMEs grow. This isn’t just work – it’s something we all really care about.

We believe every business deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive. They just need the right partner by their side to make this happen.

BFS was formed almost 40 years ago, and since then, the needs of our customers have changed significantly. We’ve seen many changes in economic cycles, and the development of new technologies and have been by the side of our customers through the seasons.

Though the way in which we help SMEs grow has also evolved, our commitment to going the extra mile in helping SMEs take on new orders, expand into new markets or take advantage of new opportunities has been consistent.

Today, our teams support more than 9,000 SMEs worldwide throughout Europe and Asia.

We’re not content with simply funding businesses. We’re committed to working with them to overcome barriers to growth, putting into practice our 40 years’ of experience to succeed together. It’s for this reason we recruit, develop and keep great people who live our values and demonstrate a passion for supporting our customers every day.

As part of one of the UK’s oldest family-owned businesses, we believe our responsibility extends beyond our customers and colleagues.

We contribute positively to local communities and play our part in creating a sustainable future for generations to come. We’re one team connecting and collaborating with the world around us to work towards better outcomes for all.

It’s this belief in a wider purpose of business that drives us forward and enables us to positively connect with our customers through generations. Our commitment is to there tomorrow and beyond, as a reliable partner to our customers and to fund growth in the communities we live and work in.

Jonathan Andrew
Global CEO

Supporting SMES throughout the generations

1982

Bibby Line Group establishes a factoring business in Liverpool

Founded in 1807, the group is one of the longest established family businesses in the UK

1985

The birth of a new financial services business

The factoring business is migrated to a wholly owned subsidiary named Bibby Financial Services

2002

New offices opened on two different continents

Bibby Financial Services opens in Warsaw, Poland, and Florida, US

2006

Office openings in France, Ireland and Canada

During 2005-06 offices open in Lyon, Dublin and Toronto

2007

Launching in Eastern Europe

The Czech Republic and Slovakia offices open

2008

New European premises and acquisitions

A new office is opened in Dusseldorf, Germany, while the business completes several company acquisitions

2012

Expansion in Asia

Bibby Financial Services opens its door to business in Singapore

2015

New offices opened in Malaysia and the Netherlands

Bibby Financial Services also launches its Foreign Exchange service

2017

Our first office in Wales

The company also launches its Stock Finance service

2018

Further expansion in Europe

Opened for business in Belgium

2020

Today, we are a £1bn global business

We support more than 12,000 businesses worldwide

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Our Purpose

We know business finance can be complicated, but what we do is simple. We help our clients grow in domestic and international markets.

We do this through providing finance solutions that meet their needs, delivered by highly motivated teams and supported by leading technology.

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Is BFS right for you?

We’ve been supporting SMEs for almost 40 years, and as an SME ourselves, we understand the challenges businesses face when looking to grow. We’re always striving to be better, and we aim to:

  • Provide our clients with a personal, relationship-based approach with technology to support
  • Enable clients to access the funding they need, when they need it so they can grow
  • Be honest and clear in all of our communications
  • Create a culture and environment in which colleagues can grow and develop
  • Positively contribute to the community in which we work
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