GC Business Finance has recruited two senior loan managers to strengthen its team of advisors dedicated to supporting businesses across the North West.
In their new roles, Dave Martin and Kevin Glover will be responsible for driving the social impact lender’s pipeline of new deals and delivering loans currently under the Coronavirus Business Interruptions Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and continuing to help businesses access the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) on behalf of the British Business Bank.
They have already made a significant impact supporting North West SMEs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to withstand business interruptions.
Dave joins GC Business Finance with more than 20 years of experience in finance, having spent the past 10 years supporting businesses of all sizes to raise finance to facilitate growth, create jobs and achieve international expansion.
With previous roles at HSBC, Barclays, Santander and TSB Bank, as well as factoring company Regency Factors, Dave has extensive knowledge of the alternative finance market in the UK.
At GC Business Finance, Dave will be responsible for engaging with SME business across Greater Manchester and the wider North West. He will focus on supporting businesses with their growth ambitions identifying areas where additional funding is needed to assist with job creation and business expansion.
Kevin joins with 15 years of experience as a relationship manager at RBS. With a background in SME trading businesses and commercial customers, Kevin will support entrepreneurs with their applications for loans, using his expertise to open up international markets to businesses in Manchester.
Chris Hutchison, head of lending at GC Business Finance, said: “We are excited to be welcoming Dave and Kevin to the team and look forward to working with them to continue assisting businesses across the North West. During this period, the two new appointments highlight our commitment to supporting SMEs through the pandemic as well as driving our core purpose of economic growth and job creation across the North West.”
Dave Martin said: “It’s a difficult time for businesses in the North West, but entrepreneurs in our region have shown outstanding levels of adaptability enabling them to survive the pandemic. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to work with GC Business Finance to support these businesses in accessing finance, driving growth back into the UK economy through the loans available.”
Kevin Glover said: “There is an incredible host of talent and innovation coming out of this region at the moment, and organisations like the Growth Company are doing all they can to ensure that this talent does not go to waste.
“Businesses are proving themselves to be resilient in the face of the virus. Beyond the pandemic, I’m looking forward to helping GC Business Finance to continue to champion businesses in the region.”