Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Matt Bass and Melissa Boston to form a new sales team responsible for funding businesses in the Solent area. Matt and Melissa will serve clients in Bournemouth, Dorchester, Weymouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Guildford, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.
Matt joins from Lombard Wealth Management as Business Development Manager and has over 18 years’ of experience in SME, commercial and corporate asset finance. With five years’ industry experience, Melissa joins from Lloyds Commercial Finance as Business Development Executive.
A further two Business Development Managers will be recruited over the coming months, and the new team – headed up by Matt - will report to Gary Davis, Regional Sales Director for the South.
Gary said: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of our new Solent team. This area of the country is rich with growing and innovative businesses and provides us with exciting opportunities over the months and years ahead.
“I’m confident that with Matt and Melissa’s combined experience, we will be able to increase our funding to businesses in the area.”
Matt Bass, Business Development Manager said: “Bibby Financial Services is a leader in SME cashflow finance and we believe in supporting UK businesses. I’m delighted with the new role and see this as a great opportunity to provide much needed funding for SMEs in the country.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of building and leading the new team in a region that has fantastic businesses with great potential for growth.”
Melissa Boston, Business Development Executive commented: “I am thrilled to become part of the new Solent team. I am looking forward to helping thriving SMEs in the region to grow with our flexible business funding.”
Formed in 1982, BFS is part of the Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200-year-old business services company. Today, the business provides funding for more than 7,000 SMEs in over 300 industry sectors in the UK.