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Aldermore increases presence in the South West and South Wales

POSTED: 5th December 2012
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British challenger bank Aldermore has further strengthened its presence in the South West and South Wales, with the appointment of Paul Bowden as Regional Sales Manager in its Invoice Finance team.

Paul joins the newly established team based in the heart of Bristol, which is headed up by David Parsons - Regional Director and includes James Bingham - Associate Director, Martyn Price - Regional Sales Manager and Mark Leonard - Client Manager. The team provide local businesses with financial help to manage their cashflow and facilitate their future expansion.

Paul joins Aldermore from Bibby Financial Services where he was the company's top performing business development manager in Bristol for 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for NatWest for 17 years, where he was their top performing business manager in Bristol.

Paul Bowden said: "This is a region I know really well and I'm delighted to be part of a young, dynamic bank that has ambitious plans to build its presence in the area. I'm looking forward to working with local business owners and explaining how Aldermore can help strengthen their finances and ultimately their success." 

David Parsons, Regional Director for the South West and South Wales office, said: 'I'm pleased to be able to welcome Paul to Aldermore. His extensive experience both of the region and invoice finance will be a great asset to the business and I'm looking forward to us helping many more businesses succeed in the future."

Aldermore has lent more than £1bn to small and medium sized businesses since opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009. Aldermore has approximately 12,000 SME customers and has increased its business client base by 52% during the past year, at a time when many other banks have been scaling back their SME lending activities.

Find out more about the services available from Aldermore Invoice Finance. To speak to Aldermore's team of SME finance experts in Bristol, business owners can phone 01173 143550.

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