ThinCats expands relationship team with experienced relationship director
ThinCats, leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized SMEs, has had a strong start to 2021 with over £100m in funding deployed to date this year, following a record year in 2020. With a view to further strengthening relationships with customers and other stakeholders, the company has employed Steve Ford as relationship director to manage the Borrower Relationship Team.
Steve joins ThinCats with 23 years’ corporate banking experience with RBS, including 14 years in relationship management. For the past six years, Steve was corporate banking director, leading teams across the North-West. He has strong risk management skills developed in the SME marketplace, building strong and lasting relationships with customers and stakeholders.
Steve notes: “I recognise as the country trades out of the pandemic, the SME landscape is so important to the UK economy. From a distance I have seen the positive impact that ThinCats is having in supporting mid-sized businesses, taking a pragmatic approach to truly understanding management teams, and helping assist their growth aspirations. I see this role as an important opportunity to continue the ThinCats evolution, proving a sound platform for Relationship Management.”
Mike Hackett, head of sales, ThinCats, added: “I have worked with Steve in the past, and I know that his strengths lie firmly in relationship management. He is an incredibly experienced addition to the team and will enable us to continue to develop the support package that we offer to our borrowers. We are very excited to have Steve on board.”