Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has bolstered its team for South West England and Wales with seven appointments.
Among the more senior hires are Simon Stanton-Hobbs and David Jones.
Stanton-Hobbs has joined as relationship manager from Ultimate Finance, where he was client manager. Jones, meanwhile, has been appointed as relationship executive, from Barclays.
BFS has also hired two business development managers – Tom Seymour and Elliott Butlin – and two business development executives – Jack Seymour and Adam Jones.
Finally, Mike Griffiths has been promoted to business development manager, specialising in construction finance and larger commercial deals. He will support both teams in Cardiff and Bristol.
Simon Hudd, head of South West business centre, said: “The South West and Wales are hotbeds of business and enterprise, and I’m delighted to announce our expanded team, which will undoubtedly help us to grow our support for local businesses.
“Our vision is to continuously expand our funding support for UK SMEs, and having experienced sales and operations teams is key in helping us to achieve this. Coupled with our growing product portfolio, I’m confident that our new, experienced team will be able to expand our support for both local SMEs and the intermediary community.”
Head of sales for Bristol, Terry Burke added: “[Head of sales for Cardiff] Mike Freebury and I are excited about the new appointments across the South West and Wales teams. We have been able to recruit highly experienced and motivated individuals, providing us with the resource we need to support even more SMEs in the region.”