Simply Asset Finance recognises strong growth in landmark year for business
In a standout year so far for Simply Asset Finance, the specialist business lending provider has seen impressive profits of over £3.2m, lent over £152m to UK businesses and secured 1,786 new agreements. This has resulted in the business opening a new office in Liverpool and appointing 13 new hires this year alone to support its rapid growth trajectory and bolster the team.
Simply Asset Finance’s ‘technology with a handshake’ approach has been an industry game-changer and integral to its growth as businesses seek the reassurance of funding expertise and a seamless experience when choosing the right financing option. As a result of ongoing demand for its bespoke lending and technology, Simply Asset Finance increased its revenues by 23% from its previous half year.
These results have led to the expansion of its national presence so the growing demand of its lending pipeline can be supported. Its newly opened Liverpool office is now home to six new Business Development Executives. The team has also been bolstered across the UK with four area sales managers and two new additions to the head office support team.
This cohort of new talent has been strategically appointed to further enhance Simply’s partnerships with commercial brokers, while extending the business’ award-winning lending solutions to more fast-growing and established small businesses across the country. These new hires will also further Simply Asset Finance’s ability to continue its business trajectory while maintaining the service levels customers have come to expect from the business.
Mike Randall, CEO of Simply Asset Finance, said: “Having had one of our strongest years yet at Simply, we are more dedicated than ever to serving SMEs and offering them the right support to thrive even during times of economic uncertainty and pressure. Our new hires across the business will bolster our team with new and diverse talent and further support us in this goal.
“Business sentiment remains strong amongst UK SMEs but it’s important they are given the necessary support and expertise for them to remain the heartbeat of the UK economy. As such, Simply is committed to offering a funding experience that looks beyond the balance sheet and combines our people-led approach with efficiency delivering technology.”
Simply Asset Finance has also been recognised by its industry peers in recent awards and rankings. At the AFC Summer awards it was awarded ‘Best Auto or Equipment Finance Company to Work For’ and ‘Lender of the Year 2023’, also moving up five places in the Asset Finance UK 50 list to rank at number 27. Earlier in the year, it ranked in the top 20 of the FT1000’s list of Europe’s fastest-growing financial services businesses, and in the top 12 of the UK’s fastest-growing financial services businesses.