GC Business Finance bolsters senior team to drive SME innovation
GC Business Finance has made four senior promotions and appointments across its business finance and angel investment divisions to expand its support for SMEs across the North West.
Since her promotion to Head of Investment in October 2020, Jess Jackson has played a key role in designing and implementing the strategic vision for GC Angels and in scaling the investment capacity, funding structures and market impact of the service.
To help drive this vision forward, Sarah Ayton has joined as Strategic Partnerships Manager for GC Angels, where she will be responsible for building formal co-investment partnerships with innovation sites across Greater Manchester. She will be working alongside Jess to scale up the reach and impact of GC Angels on the region’s early-stage innovation funding ecosystem.
Kevin Glover has been appointed to a new senior role as a Fund Manager at GC Business Finance, with a focus on heading up the successful and growing NPIF -Microfinance Fund which is jointly managed with MSIF. In his new role, Kevin will continue to support entrepreneurs in accessing finance, and broaden the awareness of the finance options available for businesses in the North West.
David Menezes has also joined as Senior Marketing and Communications Manager. He will be working to enhance the visibility of the GC Business Finance and GC Angels brands across the North West’s community of businesses, investors and wider stakeholders to consolidate its position as the go-to source of finance for businesses across the North West.
Paul Breen, Director of Business Finance at GC Business Finance said: “These new appointments and promotions show our commitment to increasing GC Business Finance’s presence in the region as we push to drive awareness of our service across the North West’s business, investor and wider stakeholder communities.
“We have seen huge demand for our services over the last year, with the addition of support schemes including CBILS, BBLS and the Recovery Loan Scheme. In their new roles, Jess, Sarah, Kevin and David will continue to help fulfil the growth and innovation potential of Greater Manchester through better routes to finance, greater collaboration, and improved awareness of the business finance options available.”