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Further growth for specialist SME funder with two key appointments PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Business lender Reparo Finance is further strengthening its team with the appointment of two senior executives as the boutique firm continues to grow.

Phil Dibbs joins as new business director covering Yorkshire and the North East of England. He has a strong track record in professional services and is well known in the Yorkshire market having previously worked for BDO, Grant Thornton and Bank of Scotland in the region.

Phil comments: “It’s exciting to be joining a small, fast –growing business like Reparo. Its products give the SME market a really flexible and much-needed alternative to mainstream lending, and I am looking forward to helping the firm to continue to grow by making more businesses across the north aware of the choices available to them.”

Phil will be supported by John Landers who joins Reparo as new business consultant, based in Northampton, and will cover the South Midlands and London. With many years’ experience in the finance world, John previously held senior positions with a number of high profile accountancy and finance companies including RSM Tenon and Opus.

Andrew Ward, managing director of Manchester-based Reparo, comments: “It’s great news that Phil and John have joined our team and will be driving our business development activities. With their extensive experience in financial services, they have a real understanding of the funding challenges facing SMEs and will play a key role in communicating our offering to businesses further afield.

“Having recently launched an eight figure fund to support medium term business funding, we are now able to help even more businesses in need of rapid access to working capital and we expect our team to continue to grow in the coming months in line with increasing demand.”

The founding directors of Reparo, Andrew Ward and Sharon Bryden, have also announced that they will take over operational control of Red Flag Alert, the Manchester-based data provider which provides up-to-date corporate information which can be used in wide variety of applications from credit control to new business and marketing.

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