ThinCats appoint Sam Lewis as director of regional business development for East Midlands


ThinCats has announced the appointment of Sam Lewis as the new director of regional business development for East Midlands.

Sam has more than 15 years’ experience in banking and corporate finance, gained at Lombard and RBS Corporate. In his career to date, Sam 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.

Sam’s role is to originate and structure lending facilities for growing and ambitious SMEs across the East Midlands, through an extensive network consisting of entrepreneurs, business owners, intermediaries, advisors and many others specialising in the SME and Mid-Corporate markets.

Sam said: “It’s great to be joining ThinCats at such an interesting time. We are seeing many SMEs turn to finance providers like ThinCats to support their growth ambitions. As a regional SME itself, ThinCats understands and is providing the opportunity to effectively support SMEs in the short, medium and long term through a variety of flexible financing structures.

“I look forward to supporting the wider business aims of ThinCats as we continue to prioritise potential of SMEs.”

Damon Walford, chief development officer, ThinCats said: “We are delighted to have Sam joining us. ThinCats has a strong regional heritage in understanding and untapping the growth of UK SMEs. With over £800m to lend to UK SMEs, Sam’s experience will continue enhance our offering as more businesses turn to lenders like ThinCats.”