Newly appointed business development director Clive Briggs has told how the "can do" attitude at Reward Finance helped him decide to join the company.
Clive was speaking after the firm continued its expansion in the North West with key appointments in its Manchester office by recruiting portfolio manager Paula Jones as well.
The experienced financial professionals join at what the firm say is an exciting time for Reward Finance as it has celebrated its fifth successive year of growth. Income for the year ended February 2017 increased to £7.6m and the loan book grew by 25 percent on the previous year it has been reported.
In September it also received a £40m investment from Foresight Group, which has doubled the amount of funds available for the company to lend to SMEs.
Clive has spent more than 30 years in the finance arena covering a range of disciplines including commercial banking and invoice finance.
And he said: "I have known the directors at Reward Finance for many years and I have always admired their ‘can do’ attitude and flexibility when it comes to helping SMEs grow their companies.
“The advantage they have over other lenders is they don’t make SMEs ‘jump through hoops’ before giving them an answer. Instead they quickly get a grasp of the situation and provide the company with a quick decision.
“It really is a refreshing approach and I am looking forward to introducing Reward to my network within the financial sector.”
Paula, who will be responsible for delivering the finance needs to Reward’s clients, across a variety of sectors, joins from RBS corporate banking where she spent the last 20 years as relationship manager working closely with SMEs.
Group sales and marketing director, Nick Smith, is delighted to have attracted the new staff members to the team. He said: “The fact that Clive and Paula have joined our rapidly expanding team sends out a clear message that we mean business in the North West.
“SMEs are finding it increasingly frustrating when it comes to obtaining finance for their growing businesses. With the team we are building in our Manchester office we can continue to meet the growing demand for a variety of finance options.”
The company says it has a flexible approach to helping businesses, adding: "When you need finance, we look at your individual situation. No box-ticking. Just a common-sense understanding of your ambitions, and a willingness to help you achieve them.
"It’s a straightforward approach, and we know it works for many kinds of business. We see every client as unique, and do all we can to provide the right finance, at the right time, on the right terms."