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Friday, 08 July 2016
IGF, the leading commercial finance provider for SMEs, today announces the appointment of three new Asset Based Lending (ABL) Directors to kick off its expansion programme. The three senior hires will be based in Scotland, the Midlands, London and the South East.

The addition of its new ABL facility reinforces IGF’s commitment to meeting the growth aspirations and working capital needs of UK SMEs. To compliment the addition of the new directors, IGF have also opened offices in Central London and Glasgow.

Alan Anderson, based in Glasgow, joins IGF to lead its Scottish ABL offering. Alan’s highly successful career includes time at Clydesdale, Aldermore and Bibby. He brings a wealth of experience to the company, and will spearhead IGF’s Scottish business.

Alan Anderson, ABL Director, Scotland comments: “IGF is a company held in extremely high regard within the industry, so joining the firm presents an exciting opportunity. Small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland need more lending options aside from the traditional banks and traditional independent invoice financiers. IGF’s expansion into the region will be a huge benefit for these businesses.”

IGF also welcomes Barry Lee, the new ABL Director for the Midlands. Barry is another highly successful ABL professional with over 20 years’ experience in structuring bespoke finance solutions, MBOs, acquisitions and turnaround finance.

Barry Lee, ABL Director, the Midlands comments: “IGF’s countrywide expansion demonstrates a fantastic opportunity to increase the level of financial support for SMEs, not only in the Midlands region but across the UK. I am very much looking forward to helping IGF expand the ABL side of its business.”

In addition, Alan Austin joins as ABL Director for London and the South East region. Alan has worked in the sector for 18 years and has extensive experience of a wide variety and complexity of deals, including MBOs, MBIs and acquisition, refinance and turnaround.

Alan Austin, ABL Director, London and the South East, comments: “I am thrilled to be joining IGF at such a crucial stage of its expansion process. The firm’s commitment to growth is at the core of the business, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.”

John Onslow, CEO of IGF Group, comments: “These senior hires form a key part of IGF’s ambitious expansion plans, with each of them holding claim to successful careers within the ABL industry. Their expertise will open the door to funding for many SMEs and prove fundamental in the success of IGF’s regional expansion.”
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