Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has appointed a sales director for the south-east of England.
Matt Alis will join as regional sales director from Bibby Financial Services, where he spent more than three years.
The asset-based lender announced last month that it had lent £34m to SMEs in the South of England in 2017, with total lending balances more than doubling nationwide.
In his role at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, he will be focussed on further developing the STB brand across a wide range of intermediaries and will be responsible for identifying opportunities in the South of England.
Matt will be based in the London office working alongside Tony Young and Jeremy Uphill, supporting local SMEs with flexible finance facilities to support growth and manage cashflow.
On his appointment, Matt Alis said: “London and the South East are brimming with ambitious businesses that require funding. Secure Trust Bank has built a strong reputation in these regions, and I’m looking forward to working with the Southern SME community and further reinforcing the firm’s position as one of the leading providers of invoice finance and asset-based lending facilities.”
Sean Powell, national sales director at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, said: “Following our success in the South, we are delighted to have made further investment in what we consider to be a key region. This move forms part of our wider strategic decision to build a strong regional network capable of serving markets in the South, Midlands & Wales, the North West, and Yorkshire & North East. Matt brings a wealth of experience with him from his time at Bibby, and we’re confident that he will have a huge impact on our performance across London and the South East.”