Former RBS Bill Funding Manager Joins Bibby Financial Services as He Goes for Growth in the South West
Specialized financier Bibby Financial Services has appointed Steve Bentley to lead South West sales to further strengthen its support for small and medium-sized businesses in the region.
Steeve, on the picture, has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, more than half of which specialize in invoice financing.
Based in Bristol, he joined Bibby Financial Services (BFS) after a successful career at RBS / NatWest, where he was most recently responsible for invoice financing, overseeing invoice financing and asset lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). across the UK.
He has first-hand experience in the South West after serving as Regional Managing Director for the region at RBS Invoice Finance.
Prior to that he held the corresponding position in the North of England, helping the company grow and consistently exceeding regional sales targets.
In his new role at BFS he will be responsible for leading a team to grow the company’s already strong presence in the Bristol area and the South West to demonstrate the company’s committed support to local businesses.
BFS UK Sales Director Gary Davis said: “Steve’s appointment will help us build on a strong twelve months for BFS, where our sales teams have exceeded targets and underwritten significant funding volumes. .
“As a company, we are committed to expanding our support to SMEs as we enter the next phase of recovery from the pandemic.
“Steve’s wealth of South West experience and knowledge will be a particularly valuable asset to us in the region, and we are very happy to have him with us.
Steve added, “Now is a great time to join a relationship-based, market-leading SME funder like BFS. In a post-pandemic and Brexit world, it is essential that SMEs receive the support they need to meet their day-to-day needs and continued ambition.
“I am very happy to be working in a region that I know well to help support SMEs and the local economy, and I am extremely motivated to strengthen the reputation of BFS in the South West. “
BFS, part of the Bibby Line group, provides specialized and adaptable trading, asset and working capital finance, foreign exchange and insurance services to more than 9,000 businesses worldwide.