Commercial funding specialist kickstarts careers of future industry talent
Yorkshire headquartered commercial funding specialist, ABL Business, has expanded its team with the appointment of a duo of new hires – in a move designed to nurture the next generation of talent, and future-proof the financial services industry.
Bolstering the team of 14, which operates across offices in Yorkshire, the North East and the South West, the latest appointments will also support the firm’s ambitious growth plans as it plots a further 2 sites by the end of 2022.
Joining the finance and marketing functions, administrative assistants Sadia Malik and Imran Momaniat will benefit from on-the-job learning from accomplished professionals — while studying for industry-accredited qualifications via the government-funded Kickstart Scheme.
With an NVQ level 2 in business administration gained via a former apprenticeship, alongside experience in customer service and office-related duties, Sadia’s background will provide a strong basis for her new responsibilities within the finance team, which include processing and monitoring loan applications, corresponding with clients, and updating internal systems with lead-related data.
Imran, meanwhile, who combines social media and customer service experience, with qualifications in health and social care, has chosen to pursue a marketing-focused role, where he delves into market research, social media, design and reporting.
Imran comments: “I’ve found it quite a challenge to establish what it is that I want to do in life, but pursuing new experiences is the best way to find what’s right for me. Everyday I’m learning something new, whether it’s about marketing, finance, or business in general and I’m really grateful for the opportunity that I’ve been given here — to find my passions and to begin to define my future career.”
Supporting the younger generation in gaining experience and putting them on a path to a bright future is something that Andy Redman, and his business partner Alex Beardsley — founders of ABL — are equally passionate about.
Andy comments: “Our industry needs to step up and support young people to develop their financial skills. It’s vital that we, as employers, take our responsibility to the next generation seriously if we are to develop the depth of knowledge needed to drive our sector forward during the years to come.”
Alex adds: “Whenever we welcome young people into the team, the learning isn’t just one-way — by mixing in different personalities, and varied skills, we each pick up something new. There is great value in cultivating talent, and at ABL we find it to be an enriching and worthwhile experience for each of our colleagues.”
Providing commercial finance consultancy services to businesses across the UK, since its creation in 2013 ABL has helped over 7,500 organisations to achieve their growth potential – providing support around raising finance, mergers and acquisitions, refinancing and asset-based lending.