ThinCats appoints head of credit for the Midlands and South West
ThinCats, the leading alternative lender to mid-sized SMEs, has today announced the appointment of Brian Don as regional head of credit for Midlands and the South West.
Based in Birmingham, Brian brings over three decades worth of experience in banking to the role. Brian’s previous work has included business development and relationship roles in corporate and commercial banking, followed by 10 years in commercial credit sanctioning.
Brian’s appointment comes as part of ThinCats’ continued investment across all regions of the UK in response to increasing deal volumes. Brian’s role will involve working with the ThinCats’ business development team, local advisors and businesses to help shape appropriate loan facilities for SMEs in the Midlands and South West.
ThinCats has also announced a spree of new hires including a new head of HR and a new head of legal. Anna Hope-Simpson joins ThinCats with over 25 years’ experience in HR. Anna will be providing HR support across the business. Ian Ilersic brings over 20 years’ banking and corporate finance experience to his new role as head of legal for ThinCats.
Amany Attia, CEO of ThinCats: “I’m delighted to welcome Brian, Anna and Ian to ThinCats as part of our ongoing investment in expanding our offer, particularly in the Midlands and South West. ThinCats was founded in the Midlands and it’s a region with which we continue to have very strong connections.
Brian’s appointment builds on our model of having credit teams based in the region to provide speed and certainty when assessing funding proposals from the local business finance community. As regional head of credit, Brian is set to play a key role in servicing the increasing levels of demand for funding to support the growth ambitions of mid-sized SMEs across the Midlands and South West.
The appointment of Anna and Ian are important additions to our senior leadership team and alongside a number of other new hires, demonstrate our commitment to deliver the highest levels of service to our growing client base.”
Brian Don, regional head of credit Midlands & South West, ThinCats: “ThinCats has an excellent reputation amongst advisors and the wider business community. I’m looking forward to working with the Midlands and South West teams to expand our capacity while maintaining the bespoke, personal service which is key to meeting the needs of mid-sized SMEs, particularly as they look to grow out of the pandemic.”