Advantedge Commercial Finance appoints Indy Johal as Midlands operations lead


Advantedge Commercial Finance, has appointed Indy Johal as its operations & senior relationship manager.  Indy will be responsible for managing all aspects of Advantedges’ client portfolio at their recently opened Midlands office.

Following a successful MBO in 2016, Advantedge is pursuing a geographical expansion strategy and Indy’s appointment comes as they focus on growing their Midlands office, building upon the firms existing successful operations in the Thames Valley, Newport, Manchester and Glasgow as the firm continues to focus on being close to their clients.

Indy brings with her a strong background in financial services and the client operations arena having spent the last eight years working across a range of operational roles with Hitachi Capital, RBS Invoice Finance, and HSBC.  With experience in managing all aspects of risk and operational management her strengths lie in delivering a first-class customer experience ensuring clients’ have uncomplicated access to decision makers.  Her experience will not only support the fast take on of clients looking for funding facilities but will also ensure that their ongoing funding requirements are met.

Indy said:

"It is a really exciting time to join Advantedge who are demonstrating their commitment to the Midlands region through the recent launch of an office in the area.  The region is thriving having seen a 9% uplift in the number of businesses in the region and a regional economy worth more than £230bn and growing.  Accessing a flexible supply of finance is critical for the delivery of growth plans and I am passionate about delivering an uncomplicated and fast service which provides certainty of funding to our clients’, so they can put those plans into action.”

Advantedge, who offer a full range of invoice finance facilities up to £1.5m to small and medium sized businesses, have seen consistent growth having already funded over £2bn worth of invoices to British SME’s and hope to significantly increase that number with the recent opening of the Midlands office.  The business attributes this continued growth to delivering fast and flexible finance solutions to clients on their own terms, which is aimed at delivering a transparent and professional service to both intermediaries and clients.

Paul Stokes, regional director – Midlands concludes: 

“We are delighted that Indy has joined the team at such an exciting point in our development.  She shares the same commitment to delivering personal and local relationships in the way our clients want whilst ensuring that we build open and transparent relationships.  Indy’s client centric approach makes her an ideal choice to lead our client portfolio in the Midlands and we look forward to supporting more Midlands based businesses with their funding requirements.”