Leading SME funding partner Ultimate Finance has appointed three senior sales professionals to further strengthen support for SMEs in London and the South East.
The new senior recruits are made up of Nick Haggitt, head of sales, Matthew Taylor, senior regional director and Chris Mitcham, regional director. Between them, they bring more than 50 years’ experience in the sales and financial services sector, including significant time spent at challenger banks, alternative lenders and high street banks.
The team will be responsible for ensuring Ultimate Finance continues to deliver the support and finance solutions small businesses throughout the region require, while driving increased business growth and awareness in the area.
Research highlights that although the region hosts the companies with the highest growth, London is also the area where start-ups are most likely to fail. Ultimate Finance offers financial support to give SMEs the platform they need to succeed – from asset-based lending and invoice finance, to bridging loans and trade finance.
Ron Robson, CEO at Ultimate Finance, said:
“A third of all SMEs in the UK are located in London and the South East and it’s vitally important companies in the area are given the support needed to not only survive, but thrive in these testing times. This is why we’ve invested in three senior appointments within the regional sales team, making sure we further strengthen our offering in the area and continue to deliver the fast and flexible funding small businesses need.
“I’m proud to see just how passionate they are about joining us on the Ultimate Finance journey. Our latest results highlight the continued growth the business has enjoyed, and I look forward to the team continuing to meet and exceed expectations.”
Ultimate Finance has enjoyed 150% growth since it was acquired by independent investment firm Tavistock Group, in July 2015 and this summer announced it had reached a lending milestone of £200m finances available to SMEs across the UK.