Catalyst Finance has appointed Laura Knopp as a client account director to join its sales team.
Laura has 20 years' experience supporting SMEs in the finance market. She started her career on the graduate scheme for RBS where she worked her way up into the Commercial Banking Division. From there she moved to Lloyds Bank as a business development director – Liquidity Solutions, she later joined Metro Bank as a local director South West supporting SMEs in the region before joining White Oak as a business development manager.
Her role will be to develop new relationships with the intermediary community and expand Catalyst’s exposure across the South West and Wales region.
Speaking of her appointment Laura commented “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Catalyst; they are short term lenders who genuinely take the time to understand the wants and needs of the client. They are one of the most approachable and innovative short term funding providers in the market and have a reputation for delivering finance solutions that fit the needs of the client perfectly. Introducing and developing the brand further in the South West and Wales region is really exciting. The region is developing fast and I can’t wait to meet and support the growing number of intermediaries and SMEs in the area with Catalyst’s specialist finance solutions”
Martine Catton, chief executive officer at Catalyst said: “Laura is a fantastic asset to the business and I’m delighted that she has decided to join the Catalyst family. The South West and Wales region is hugely important to us. Laura’s experience and knowledge of the business and intermediary community in that area is invaluable and I’m looking forward to Catalyst playing an important role in helping to support SMEs in the region.”