Bibby Financial Services Scotland appoints Gayle Robertson
The UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider, Bibby Financial Services (“BFS”) has appointed Gayle Robertson as business development manager as it continues to drive new business volumes throughout Scotland.
With almost two decades of experience in banking and commercial finance, Gayle joins from Lloyds Banking Group where she spent 19 years supporting SMEs in both operational and sales roles. Her most recent role with the bank was associate director invoice finance.
Mike Day, head of sales for Scotland said: “Attracting someone of Gayle’s calibre and market experience is down to our ambitious growth strategy in Scotland, as well as our client-centric approach to supporting SMEs.
“With funding capability of more than £1.3bn, BFS is in growth mode and we are ready to support Scottish businesses and their advisors. We’re delighted to welcome Gayle to BFS and look forward to growing our support for SMEs with her on-board.”
Prior to joining Lloyds Banking Group, Gayle achieved a BA Honours degree in Psychology with Sociology & Social Policy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
Since joining the bank in 2006, she has supported the growth of around 250 SMEs.
Gayle Robertson commented: “I’m hugely passionate about supporting local businesses and working with valued intermediary partners to improve outcomes for SMEs. I’m delighted to join BFS during this exciting time for the business, and at such important time for SMEs when it is more critical than ever that they can access the working capital they need to grow and thrive.
“BFS has a fantastic culture, flexible products and funding capability to support the Scottish economy. I’m looking forward to meeting clients and intermediary partners over the coming weeks.”
BFS is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider and supports nearly 8,500 SME clients globally through its invoice finance and asset finance solutions. In addition, its product range includes Foreign Exchange, Export and Trade Finance, as well as specialist finance for the construction sector.
Gayle joined BFS on 2 May with a remit covering the whole of Scotland.