Bibby Financial Services expands teams to support SMEs

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Bibby Financial Services has announced several new appointments as part of its growth plan to support more businesses throughout South West England and Wales.

David Jones and Simon Stanton-Hobbs join the team as part of BFS’s regional expansion, following the appointment of Simon Hudd as head of South West Business Centre.

Stanton-Hobbs has been appointed as a relationship manager, joining from Ultimate Finance where he was client manager. He has more than 14 years’ invoice finance experience.

Jones joins as a relationship executive from his previous role at RBS, with seven years’ financial services experience.

Simon Hudd, head of South West Business Centre, said: “The South West and Wales are hotbeds of business and enterprise, and I’m delighted to announce our expanded team, which will undoubtedly help us to grow our support for local businesses.

“Our vision is to continuously expand our funding support for UK SMEs, and having experienced sales and operations teams is key in helping us to achieve this. We want to attract and maintain leading industry talent.”

Additional members appointed to the South West sales team are Tom Seymour and Elliott Butlin who join as business development managers and Jack Seymour, who is business development executive.

Following the opening of its Cardiff office earlier in 2017, experienced commercial financier Mike Freebury has been made head of sales for Cardiff and the surrounding area, while Adam Jones has been appointed business development executive.

In addition, Mike Griffiths will support the teams in Bristol and Cardiff as a business development manager specialising in construction finance and larger commercial deals.

Terry Burke, head of sales for Bristol, said: “We have been able to recruit highly experienced and motivated individuals, providing us with the resource we need to support even more SMEs in the region.’

BFS supports more than 7,000 SMEs and employs more than 850 people throughout the UK.