Bibby Financial Services bolsters Yorkshire and Humberside team

Graduate, Holian, appointed as Business Development Manager to support local SMEs

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Specialist funder, Bibby Financial Services, has strengthened its Yorkshire and Humberside business finance team with the appointment of Simon Holian as Business Development Manager on 3rd February.

Holian joined as Business Development Executive in 2011 as part of the Bibby Financial Services’ graduate scheme, following completion of a degree in business studies from The University of Liverpool.

In 2013, Holian structured in excess of 30 deals, providing much needed funding to the regions’ small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

In his new role Simon is responsible for increasing the level of funding available to businesses in Hull, Doncaster, Grimsby and Scunthorpe – all of which are seen as growth areas for the funder.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon said: “I have enjoyed my time at Bibby Financial Services and it’s been great to develop a network of professional contacts, which has helped me contribute to the local area by increasing funding support.

“There are great opportunities for businesses across all sectors in Yorkshire and Humberside and my new role will enable me to help these businesses with vital cashflow needed to grow.”

Bibby Financial Services is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider, with a network of 16 local offices, including teams in Leeds and Bradford.

Mike Day, Head of Sales for Bibby Financial Services Yorkshire and Humberside said: “In the past 12 months alone, we have increased funding to businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside by over 40 per cent. We have been extremely impressed with Simon’s performance since he joined the business and we’re confident he will help us to further increase funding to businesses in the area.

“The area Simon is responsible for offers significant opportunities for Bibby Financial Services. It’s likely that we will see much inward investment in the area over the next 12 months - particularly with Hull being awarded City of Culture.

 “Simon’s innovation, commitment and determination to succeed are a perfect fit with our core values as a business and I’m sure he will become a real asset to us and the SMEs we support.”

Posted by on 11 February 2014.