Following on from a successful first half of 2017, Skipton Business Finance (SBF) continues to grow their footprint in the South following a number of Senior appointments to its team in Bracknell.

Ian Burman has been appointed to the new role of Sales Director (South) working alongside Regional Director Peter Flynn to support the ambitious growth plans for the Southern office.

Ian, who joins from ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC has over 19 years experience in the invoice finance market, building and leading successful Sales Teams, commented: ”I am delighted to be joining the Company at an exciting time when it’s looking to expand its presence in the South.

He added: “Our Central location just off the M4 enables us to support businesses right across the South. We benefit from a growing team who provide award winning service to our clients. Our model is to have Sales, Operations and Risk all under one roof to ensure quick decisions and high client satisfaction levels. Every client has direct access to a dedicated Relationship Manager who can provide support and has the authority to make quick commercial decisions.”

“SBF has an extremely successful track record of helping local businesses raise finance and we remain committed to building our footprint further in this region.” 

Phil McLeod has also been appointed as Regional Sales Director in the Bracknell office. 

Phil, who will be augmenting the existing successful sales team in the South, has both a sales and operational background and brings over 10 years sales experience to the team.

Phil said:  “I am delighted to be joining such a well respected growing team who are unique in the market whilst having the benefit of an undoubted financial institution backing it but with the speed and flexibility of an independent funder”.

Tina Walker has also been appointed as Regional Sales Director, responsible for generating new business in the Thames Valley and Northern Home Counties.  

A fourth appointment sees Simon Paice join as Relationship Manager to manage a portfolio of growing clients in the Bracknell office.  Simon brings a wealth of experience to the office having undertaking operational roles over the past 15 years with Metro Bank, GE Capital and Credit Agricole

A subsidiary of the Skipton Group, SBF is a leading independent factoring and invoice discounting provider, offering a range of working capital solutions for businesses with annual sales ranging from new-start to £30m.