Entries by Stephen Kiely

Export opportunities and risk in the Polish market

Polish exports are expected to see a sharp rebound this year, reports the latest trading update by leading trade credit insurer Atradius. In the Poland Country Report, Atradius forecasts exports will rise by as much as 9% in 2021 more than compensating for the 1.9% contraction in 2020 and supported by resurging demand from the […]

Sigma appoints tender specialist as part of next growth phase

A West Midlands outsourcing specialist has announced the appointment of a new bids and tendering lead who will support the firm’s growth plans both in the UK and abroad. The Sigma Financial Group, which offers ‘white label’ customer contact centre services across the energy, water, retail, financial services and telecommunications sectors, has appointed Louise Morgan […]

Specialist lender Together appoints chief operating officer

A banking heavyweight with more than three decades’ financial services experience has joined specialist lender Together. Darren Clarke has been appointed the group’s Commercial Finance Chief Operating Officer, and will have responsibility for the lender’s Commercial Finance operational processes and infrastructure to support its ambitious growth strategy. He joins Together from Redwood Bank, where he […]

New alternative lender Blazehill Capital announces first new hire

New alternative lender Blazehill Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Hyman as Business Development Director, signalling its commitment to sourcing and executing complex credit opportunities in the UK mid-market. Blazehill Capital typically provides secured lending ranging from £5m to £30m per transaction, delivering fast and flexible credit solutions to companies with non-standard […]

1.4 million SME leaders unaware of how new government support measures could help their business

As SMEs prepare for the next easing of lockdown restrictions, business owners across the country are still looking to the government for further support. However new research from Nucleus Commercial Finance today reveals business owners are lacking awareness and understanding of the government support schemes on offer. The research of SME leaders found nearly one […]

PayPlan appoints new Chief Operating Officer

PayPlan has appointed experienced strategic leader, Tasneem Bhamji, as Chief Operating Officer to transform its operation and lead its multi-channel debt advice service to meet increased demand. Tasneem joins the national debt advice provider after her success as Head of Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group where she led cross-functional teams to transform Financial Wellbeing for […]