New business development duo to help drive nationwide growth for One Stop Business Finance
One Stop Business Finance, the East Yorkshire based SME funding specialist that grew its loan book by one third in just three weeks in March, is targeting further nationwide growth with the appointment of Rebecca Ennis and Ed Harrison as Business Development Managers for the East Midlands and East Anglia respectively.
Tasked with helping SME customers in all industry sectors across these regions, Rebecca and Ed bring a wealth of financial services experience to the One Stop Business Finance Team which will be invaluable in helping the company continue on its ambitious growth path. And they are already making an impact, bringing in 23 client enquiries between them in their first month, with one deal completed and several more approaching completion.
Rebecca brings 10 years’ experience within Asset Finance, during which time she worked predominantly for Barclays Bank sourcing new business opportunities within Technology Asset Finance. Her experience in both direct and vendor relationships will be especially important to SME clients.
Rebecca says: “I was attracted to the role of Business Development Manager at One Stop Business Finance because the company’s values align very much with my own. I’m excited to be joining a client-focused and responsible lending team to find bespoke finance solutions for SMEs. The company is a breath of fresh air for the industry and I am proud to be representing them in the East Midlands.”
Ed first began working in financial services offshore in Thailand and Singapore for two of the largest Independent Financial Advisers. Upon his return to the UK he worked for other lenders/brokers prior to his move to One Stop Business Finance, which he says was driven by the importance to him of working with genuine industry professionals.
Ed adds: “The family-like culture of One Stop Business Finance, and the fact that we all feel we can contribute to the direction in which the business is driven, are added bonuses that were somewhat unexpected but absolutely welcomed.” Whilst overseas Ed and his family opened a skydiving/parachuting facility serving the leisure requirements of Hong Kong and Singapore based expats.
Andrew Mackenzie, One Stop Business Finance Managing Director adds: “We are thrilled that Rebecca and Ed have joined our ever growing team. They will add to our knowledge pool and strengthen the business, and their experience and relationships will be crucial to keep our ambitious plans on track. As we continue to grow, responsible lending will always be our priority, as will finding the right finance solutions for our expanding customer base. We pride ourselves on our ability to be a flexible funding provider with the capability of offering truly bespoke solutions.”
Based near York, One Stop Business Finance provides secured loans from its own funding and through its network of finance providers for SME clients who are able to offer security for their debts. The company differs from mainstream banks by working to find tailored solutions for an SME’s particular circumstances, taking clients through a process to identify the most suitable and cost effective options and ensuring that responsible lending is at the heart of what they do.