Corporate Team

Meet our team of Corporate Experts

Here at Bibby Financial Services we realise business funding is more than just about the financing - it's about our relationship with our customers which is why we've put together a team of industry-experienced experts who will work with your business to find the right funding solution and build a solid working relationship.

Click on the profiles below for more information and contact details

Dan Burton

Dan BurtonRegional Head of Corporate - North

Dan Burton

Dan Burton
Regional Head of Corporate - North
Based: Manchester

07739 350 204 / 0161 873 5400

Dan has worked in the invoice finance industry for 10 years and has experience with high growth, leveraged buyout, restructuring, turnaround and trade finance.  During his time working for BFS, Dan's achieved various BFS  sales awards and has been highly commended in North West Insider for young finance professional of the year. His previous role as Head of Sales for our highly successful Manchester sales team resulted in moving the team to record deal numbers and ensuring BFS have been the goto funder in the North West.

Dan now heads up our corporate sales function for the Northern Region, helping structure suitable funding solutions for businesses with turnover from £5m to £150m. We have an experienced deal doing line within our Northern Corporate team who consistently deliver structured finance in the Corporate funding space.




Chris Farnworth

Chris FarnworthCorporate Manager - North

Chris Farnworth

Chris Farnworth
Corporate Manager - North
Manchester

07545 791113 / 0161 886 6767

cfarnworth@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Chris has worked in the invoice finance industry for seven years and has been involved in a number of transactions within the M&A and turnaround/restructuring market. Chris operates across a number of sectors implementing ABL facilities of up to £15m, with a particular specialism in Trade Finance where he is able to understand complex trade cycles and deliver structured funding solutions.  

Chris is a consistent high performer and has qualified for the Elite Performers Club in both of the last two years. He is responsible for structuring lending facilities for new Corporate clients, across receivables, trade, asset and stock finance, whether they are growth clients, clients in distress or clients in turnaround. 


Luke Fitzsimmons

Luke FitzsimmonsCorporate Manager - North

Luke Fitzsimmons

Luke Fitzsimmons
Corporate Manager - North
North West

07702 381941 / 0151 479 7600

lfitzsimmons@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Luke joined our graduate scheme and spent 2 years in operations team undertaking a year secondment in our shipping business. He is now part of the new business team helping to structure facilities and guide clients through joining BFS.

Luke has a Maths degree and completed all ABFA qualifications with the highest level equating to a Higher Diploma with Honours.  He has also finished second in the BDM league for two years running and completed over 50 deals in 2015 across a broad spectrum of sectors and facilities that included factoring, invoice discounting, trade finance and asset finance with particular experience in turnaround scenarios and working on M&A transactions.

Sarah Williams

Sarah WilliamsCorporate Assistant Manager - North

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams
Corporate Assistant Manager - North
Manchester

07803 149098 / 0161 886 6763

swilliams@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Sarah has 12 years' experience in the invoice finance industry and BFS. With an extensive knowledge of the Invoice Finance market place, Sarah has vast experience in tailoring facilities to suit a broad spectrum of clients.

ABFA and CIM certificated, Sarah supports the Northern Corporate Team, supporting them in structuring and proposing transactions for clients with a turnover in excess of £5m.




Matt Robinson

Matt RobinsonAssistant Corporate Manager - North

Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson
Assistant Corporate Manager - North
Manchester

07802 718584 / 0161 886 6759

Matt.Robinson@bibbyfinancialservices.com
Matt has worked in financial services for five years, specialising in banking and asset-based lending. Prior to joining Bibby, he held positions at RBS in both Manchester and London. Matt has a Professional Certificate in Banking (PCertB) and a HNC in Accounting & Finance.

His key responsibilities include sourcing, proposing and delivering funding solutions for new Corporate clients.
Ben Smith

Ben SmithHead of Corporate - Central

Ben Smith

Ben Smith
Head of Corporate - Central
West Midlands Business Centre

07545 791120 / 0121 4350070

bsmith2@bibbyfinancialservices.com
Ben has worked in the invoice finance industry since 2004. Other experience includes Workin within a head office finance function within a global corporation. 

Most notable deals includes raising £4.5M within a two weeks to support an acquisition when an bank funder dropped out with little notice. 

Ben provides stategic direction for BFS corporate in the Midlands region as well as working on specific transactions.

Tony Clampin

Tony ClampinCorporate Manager - Central

Tony Clampin

Tony Clampin
Corporate Manager - Central
East Midlands Business Centre

07715 061011 / 0116 282 4500

tclampin@bibbyfinancialservices.com
Tony has over 30 years in the finance sector including banking & broking with five years' experience in invoice finance. 

ABFA Certificated, Tony has experience in invoice discounting,  factoring, trade finance,  asset-based lending, FX facilities,  re-finance, commercial mortgages, turnaround transactions and acqusitions. 

Tony's role provides working capital solutions for the SME market.
Paul Fraser

Paul FraserRegional Head of Corporate - South

Paul Fraser

Paul Fraser
Regional Head of Corporate - South
London

07973 424476

pfraser@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Paul leads the team from our key London base off Liverpool Street in central London. 

When structuring facilities for clients the team have an incredible eye for detail and accuracy, and twinned with their dexterity and commercial awareness allow us to stretch the boundaries to what other funders can only dream of doing for clients.  We work tirelessly to ensure facilities are structured both perfectly, and fast, when there are high pressure turnaround times required. 

Recent transactions include a £13m combined receivables and trade finance line for a client in turnaround, with a challenging book-debt type, which was previously eschewed by any other bank. 

Paul’s team has strong experience in turnarounds, acquisitions, trade finance, and equipment finance.

Paul has been highly successful within Bibby for 14 years, having previously been with AIB in Dublin and Belfast, and holds various professional degree qualifications.  


Jon Dyer

Jon DyerCorporate Manager - South

Jon Dyer

Jon Dyer
Corporate Manager - South
Bristol

07525 642022

jon.dyer@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Jon has fifteen years' experience in the invoice finance industry including Invoice Discounting,  Factoring, Trade Finance,  Asset Based Lending, FX facilities,  Re-finance, Private Equity Backed Transactions, Acquisitions.

ABFA certificated, Jon provides working capital facilities for the SME market.

Andrew Darling

Andrew DarlingCorporate Manager - South

Andrew Darling

Andrew Darling
Corporate Manager - South
Thames Valley/ South East

07834 869231 / 01256 366266

adarling@bibbyfinancialservices.com

Andrew has over 27 years' experience in the financial industry including asset finance and banking, and is experienced in writing larger, more complicated deals. 

Andrew manages all invoice finance requirements and any trade or working capital requirements.

Jamie Gould

Jamie GouldCorporate Manager - South

Jamie Gould

Jamie Gould
Corporate Manager - South
London

07920 072349

jgould@bibbyfinancialservices.com
With an MBA from Kingston and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Jamie has 15 years experience in Invoice Finance and 12 years in Banking along with 4 years in restructuring and recovery and 2 years in asset valuation. 

Jamie manages facilities up to £15M, Invoice Finance, Trade Finance, Equipment Finance and Foreign Exchange facilities along with Working Capital facilities, restructuring, transactions (MBO/MBI/BIMBO/Acquisition) and re-financing.


Simon Thomas

Simon ThomasAssistant Corporate Manager - South

Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas
Assistant Corporate Manager - South
Basingtoke

07803 149502

sthomas@bibbyfinancialservices.com
Simon has 17 years' experience including 14 years as a Client Manager with different independent providers and 3 years on the sales side with Bibby Financial Services. 

FDA Certificated and with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, Simon supports and assists the Corporate Managers and team including involvement from initial contact with the prospects and constant liaison with them to ensure a good flow of communication as well as regular contact with the underwriting team to ensure quick response to outstanding queries and smooth progression of deals.