Aldermore strengthens Invoice Finance team



Peterborough new startersBritish challenger bank Aldermore has continued to strengthen its Invoice Finance division with the appointment of several new hires to its team covering the East of England.

The new recruits add significant expertise and experience to the Aldermore team in the region. Three senior hires – Alex Smakowski, Andrew Phillips and Adam Stevens – join as Regional Sales Managers, with combined banking experience in excess of 70 years.

Smakowski joins from Bibby Financial Services, where he was responsible for delivering invoice discounting and trade finance for SMEs on a day-to-day basis; Phillips has more than 30 years’ experience at Lloyds Bank; and Stevens spent eight years at RBS as a Commercial Relationship Manager.

The new hires take the team to full capacity as Aldermore continues to provide market-leading service for local businesses in the region. The Aldermore Team in the East of England (from left to right in attached photo) are Stefan Radymski; Philip Young; Sue Henning; Andrew Phillips; Martin Guildford; Adam Stevens; Lucy Griffin; Jacques Alard; and Andy Geagen.

Commenting on the new appointments, Martin Guildford, Regional Director for Aldermore Invoice Finance in the East of England, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Alex, Andy and Adam to the team. They join at an exciting time for the Bank, and I look forward to them playing an integral role in continuing our growth as we seek to bring more SME customers to Aldermore in the coming years.

“These excellent additions to the team reflect how fast our business is growing in the East of England in particular. I speak to SMEs every day who are looking for exceptional customer service and a bank that understands their needs. This is precisely why the Invoice Finance business at Aldermore is growing so quickly, something I hope to see continue in the years to come with such strong talent being brought into the business.”

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Phillips, Regional Sales Manager, said: 

“I am very pleased to be joining Aldermore and take-up the challenge of providing much-needed cashflow to SMEs. I am particularly pleased to be joining a bank that builds strong relationships with its customers. This is an exciting time for Aldermore as we look to continue our rapid growth in the region in the coming years and I am excited to be a part of that.”

Invoice finance is used by small and medium-sized businesses to unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices, which can help improve cashflow and facilitate their future expansion.

Aldermore has lent more than £2.5 billion (a combination of commercial mortgages, residential mortgages, asset finance and invoice finance) since first opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009.