“It feels like I’ve come home!” Regional Director Mike Stevens returns to Optimum Finance

Regional Director, Mike Stevens, re-joins the team at Bristol-based specialist invoice finance provider, Optimum Finance, ready to support the business’s growth in 2022 and beyond.

Mike returns to Optimum Finance due to its exciting plans and growth ambitions.

Optimum has invested heavily in its team in 2021 with 14 new hires, including the expansion of its technology team by 350%. This rapid growth has resulted in Optimum being shortlisted as a finalist for High Growth Business of the Year in the Federation of Small Business Awards. This expansion has made Optimum ready to scale its current solutions and develop new market leading products. Mike saw this as the perfect time to re-join the team, saying: “After 18 months out of the business, I’m absolutely thrilled to be back at Optimum Finance.

“The business has gone through a monumental amount of change since I left. Processes have become slicker and service is as high as ever, delivered by our highly professional and experienced team.

“I’ve been admiring the business from a distance and the opportunity to re-join the team was too good to turn down. Optimum and I share a deep-rooted passion for helping SME owners achieve their professional goals. It feels like I’ve come home!”

Speaking about Mike’s return, Optimum Finance Chief Executive Ant Persse, said: “I’m so glad to have Mike back. It’s amazing to have a member of the team return to Optimum and shows that the changes we’re putting in place and the plans we’re making are exciting and drawing talent.

“2022 will be a big year for Optimum as we plan to support more businesses than ever before. Mike’s passion to be a part of this will be invaluable.”