Skipton Business Finance’s Managing Director, Greg Bell, yesterday visited 10 Downing Street to participate in the Invoice Finance Roundtable with Lord Young, the Prime Minister’s Small Business Adviser and senior officials from the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills. The high-level meeting was aimed to discuss the availability of invoice finance products, the appetite of finance providers and investors to supply small businesses, and whether there is more that could be done to meet small business needs. Greg said: “As a pioneer in understanding the future potential of our own clients and having enjoyed great success working with UK businesses that, when given access to additional working capital go on to flourish and reach their true potential, I am proud to have represented both SBF and our clients at this roundtable”. “The meeting considered whether the availability of finance for small businesses working at lower tiers of public sector supply chains could be improved, including through speedier and more reliable payment right down the supply chain”. He concluded: “SBF has remained open for business throughout the downturn and with the backing of our parent, Skipton Building Society, we will continue to help UK business gain access to funding through our invoice finance facilities.” Greg Bell is a founding executive of Skipton Business Finance and has extensive experience within the receivables finance sector. With a prolific background in deal structuring and risk, Greg has established himself as a successful and well-respected figure in the industry. As Managing Director, Greg’s vision has inspired an era that has ensured year-on-year growth for the company and enhanced its already strong brand within the marketplace. Skipton Business Finance continues to be a UK-leading financier in the invoice finance market and is keen to maintain its position as a major, client- focussed organisation in the UK. We will continue to grow and develop our client-oriented business model whilst entering into new geographical areas through acquisition and natural expansion.