Bibby Financial Services appoints South West Head of Sales
Independent SME partner Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Steve Bentley as Head of Sales for the South West to consolidate its support for the region’s SMEs.
Steve is a highly practiced financial services professional with over 35 years’ experience in the industry and has spent over half of those specialising in Invoice Finance.
Steve joins BFS after a successful career at RBS/NatWest, where he was most recently Head of Invoice Finance, overseeing the business’s provision of Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending to SMEs across the UK.
Steve has first-hand experience in the South West having served as Regional Managing Director for the region while at RBS Invoice Finance.
Prior to this, Steve held the corresponding position in the North of England, helping the business grow and consistently exceed regional sales targets.
In his new role at BFS, Steve will be charged with leading a team to develop BFS’ already strong presence in the South West and the Bristol area to demonstrate the business’ committed support for local SMEs.
Gary Davis, BFS Head of UK Sales, commented on Steve’s appointment:
“Steve’s appointment will help us build on a strong twelve months for BFS, where our sales teams have exceeded set targets and underwritten significant volumes of funding.
As a business we are committed to expanding our support for SMEs as we move into the next phase of recovery from the pandemic.
Steve’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the South West will be a particularly valuable asset for us in the region, and we’re very pleased to have him on board.”
Speaking after joining BFS, Steve, pictured, said:
“This is a perfect time to join a market-leading, relationship-based SME funder like BFS.
In a post-pandemic and Brexit world, it is critical that SMEs are receiving the required support to match their day-to-day requirements and continued ambition.
I am very happy to be working in a region I know well to help support SMEs and the local economy, and I am hugely motivated at the prospect of building BFS’s strong reputation in the South West further.”