Growth Street has announced the appointment of Guy Jones as business development manager for the West Midlands, further expanding the northern sales team, headed up by Michael Ellis.
Guy has more than 18 years’ experience in business finance, working with SMEs across a range of industries, in his roles at Euler Hermes, ABN AMRO Corporate Finance, RBS, Bibby, Ultimate and most recently, Creative Capital. In his career to date, Guy has advised on a range of corporate finance transactions, including asset finance, asset-backed lending and devising a full range of innovative solutions to SME funding.
Based in Birmingham, Guy’s role is to originate and structure funding facilities for growing and ambitious SMEs across the West Midlands, through an extensive network consisting of entrepreneurs, business owners, intermediaries, advisors and many others specialising in the SME and Mid-Corporate markets.
Guy Jones, business development manager (Midlands), Growth Street, says:
“I’m very excited to join the Growth Street team at such an interesting time for the business and I look forward to continuing to support SMEs across the Midlands.
“Having spent my whole career to date working with SMEs in Birmingham and the Midlands, I’ve seen first-hand how high street banks have limited their appetite for SME lending, ignoring those ambitious SMEs that require finance to grow.
“With a true understanding of what businesses need and an ability to make quick decisions, Growth Street is well positioned to support management teams in what is undoubtedly an underserved SME market.”
Michael Ellis, head of sales (North), Growth Street, says:
“We are delighted to have Guy joining us in the northern sales team.
“We are rapidly expanding our regional teams to ensure we have ‘boots-on-the-ground’ funding experts right across the length and breadth of the UK.
“Guy’s experience will help us provide more ambitious entrepreneurs with the funding they need to grow their businesses.”