Bibby Financial Services appoints Stephen Hand as UK Head of Sales

Updated: 30 June 2022

Experienced leader joins international funder to drive national sales strategy

The UK’s largest independent invoice financier, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), has announced the appointment of Stephen Hand as UK Head of Sales to boost its support for SMEs across the country.

Stephen joins BFS with 20 years’ experience in financial services and 13 years working in Lloyds Banking Group within commercial finance for SMEs.

He has held a variety of sales leadership positions within Lloyds, most recently as Managing Director, National Head of Invoice & Asset Finance Sales.

Derek Ryan, UK Managing Director for BFS said:I’m delighted to welcome Stephen to BFS at what is a hugely exciting time for the business.

“Along with the existing talent and experience in our Sales team, I am confident that we will be able to significantly grow our support for UK SMEs and business intermediaries with Stephen on board.”

Stephen joins BFS on 3 October 2022.

Speaking of his appointment, Stephen said: “More than ever, it is vital that SMEs have the support they need to thrive and grow. BFS is a hugely innovative business with a fantastic reputation for providing future focused finance solutions for both SMEs and business advisors alike.

“I’m delighted to join at such a pivotal time for the business, and I look forward to meeting colleagues, clients and intermediary partners over the coming months.”

BFS is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider and supports almost 9,000 businesses worldwide.