eCapital appoint David Cousins to new business role
eCapital Commercial Finance (eCapital), a leading invoice financier, have announced the appointment of David Cousins to the role of regional sales manager. Based in London, David, will be responsible for working with businesses and their financial advisors across the London and Southeast region to ensure that they have access to vital funding solutions to give their businesses a head start in 2023.
David joins the team following a period of continued growth for eCapital as firms seek out financial solutions to help them tackle the ongoing challenging environment. The business has recently celebrated hitting a funding milestone with £160m of funding support delivered to UK SMEs. eCapital, having remained committed to delivering funding solutions to businesses throughout what has been a challenging few years, has seen a 26% uplift in the amount of finance provided to UK SMEs in the last year alone.
David brings 10 years’ financial sector experience to eCapital most recently having spent time in a new business role at Shawbrook Bank where he structured and delivered CAPEX funding solutions to clients to support their growth ambitions. Prior to that he held previous roles at Shawbrook Bank within ABL client portfolio management and new business and a spell previous to that at RBS Invoice Finance ,where he undertook various roles spanning relationship management, including support, portfolio management and high risk relationship management strategy. Delivering excellence in client service is important to David as he focuses on a high level of responsiveness whilst building strong and productive relationships.
As David commented on his appointment: “I am really excited to be joining eCapital. They have impressed me with their drive and determination to achieve an ambitious plan which is reflected in the amount of funding they provide to their growing client base. With industry funding levels back to pre-pandemic levels, invoice finance is once again seeing the number of firms using this popular form of finance increase supporting a rise in total client turnover of 11% to £75bn. I’m looking forward to working with businesses who want to access funding to make their business plans come to life”.
The company which specialises in the provision of fast, flexible, and easy invoice finance solutions to SMEs across a wide range of industries, including recruitment, manufacturing and distribution, also place an important focus on working with financial intermediaries who play a vital role in supporting and advising the regions firms. eCapital have earned a credible and growing reputation for delivering a fast, personal, and competitive solution.
As David continues: “Responsiveness and commerciality are important to me, and I am encouraged by eCapitals accessibility and real commercial perspective to doing deals. With large funding pools and a commitment to delivering a market leading service they are an ideal funding partner. With funding facilities available up to £2.5m I am looking forward to supporting firms in the region as they navigate the challenges that the next 12 months will bring”.
As Mark Finn, regional managing director of eCapital concludes: “We are delighted that David has joined the team. As businesses kick off 2023, they are facing an uncertain time. The cost of energy is putting a huge strain on firms in the region coupled with the political and economic uncertainty across the world which is dampening business confidence. Ensuring they have access to flexible funding solutions is vital and we have committed our unfailing support to business and David will play an important role in ensuring we are more accessible to clients”.