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Independent Growth Finance hires three city heavyweights PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
IGF, the leading commercial finance provider for SMEs, today announces the appointment of three senior hires at its offices in London and Manchester with a new ABL Director and two Regional Sales Directors joining the firm.

Joining IGF Business Credit as ABL Director for London and South East, Jamie Gould has over 35 years’ experience in the alternative finance sector with previous roles at Bibby Financial Services, GE and Smith & Williamson. His primary focus will be to develop the firm’s introducer network in the region, as well as being responsible for wider business development strategies.

Jamie Gould, ABL Director for London and South East, comments: “The reputation and background of the IGF team are well known across the industry, and it’s fantastic to join the business during this incredible growth phase. I’m looking forward to working with such an experienced team.”

Responsible for sourcing new business and progressing sales across North London and the Home Counties, Chris Mitcham specialises in invoice finance. He joins IGF Invoice Finance with over 15 years’ experience in commercial finance, following similar Sales Director roles at Skipton Business Finance, Close Business Finance and Abbey National.

Chris Mitcham, Regional Sales Director for North London and Home Counties, comments: “Each business has its own individual funding challenges, particularly as routes to the mainstream lenders become tougher. IGF has a strong reputation for taking time to understand its clients’ needs and I’m looking forward to joining the team.”

Clive Briggs joins as an additional Regional Sales Director for IGF Invoice Finance, based in IGF ’s Manchester office. Responsible for developing client relationships throughout the North West, Clive joins the firm with over 30 years’ experience across the banking and alternative finance sectors.

Clive Briggs, Regional Sales Director for North West, comments: “The North West is an area which lends itself to entrepreneurial, industrial businesses and Manchester is undoubtedly at the heart of that. I’m delighted to be joining IGF and to help the region’s SMEs get the funding needed to continue bolstering the local economy.”

John Onslow, CEO of Independent Growth Finance, adds: “With 2017’s expansive growth strategy firmly underway, we feel extremely confident these senior hires will only aid IGF’s ambitious growth potential. Their varied experiences are a welcome addition to the firm and will prove crucial in the success of our regional expansion.”
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