The UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has strengthened its Southern sales team.
The funder has hired Sarah Hatswell, Paul Marjoram and Simon Culpeper as Business Development Managers and James Wrigley as Business Development Executive. All were brought on board to further support businesses in the Southern Region.
Nick Carter, Head of Sales for Bibby Financial Services in the South said: “We had a fantastic 2014, structuring over 200 funding agreements for SMEs in the southern region, and we want to continue to grow our presence this year. All four of our new recruits bring knowledge and experience to the team including a number of existing business relationships and excellent understanding of the SME funding landscape.
“With a strengthened team, we hope to reach more businesses in the Southern region in 2015. We’re looking forward to developing our professional business network further, as well as enhancing relationships we have in place with local intermediaries.”
Business Development Manager Sarah Hatswell understands SMEs better than most having run her own business. She has offered cashflow advice to small business owners for over 25 years. Sarah said: “I’m really excited to join a team with big ambitions for the region and real entrepreneurial spirit. My background of running my own business gives me insight, first-hand knowledge and experience so I’m in a great position to help SMEs.”
Sarah is responsible for the funding requirements of businesses in Croydon and South London.
Paul Marjoram and Simon Culpeper both join as Business Development Managers from HSBC and Barclays respectively, with more than 20 years of invoice finance experience between them.
Responsible for developing funding for SMEs in mid-Sussex, Paul joins BFS with experience in structuring funding for management buy-ins and buy-outs. Simon, who will develop business in Kent, said: “BFS is an extremely ambitious company with a great approach to funding so I’m really pleased with the new role.”
James Wrigley joins as Business Development Executive from debt recovery business, Winterhill Lago where he was Senior Account Executive.
The team will be based across Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Sussex and London boroughs.
Formed in 1982, BFS is part of the Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200-year-old business services company. Today, the business provides funding for more than 7,000 SMEs in over 300 industry sectors in the UK.