Aldermore appoints John Dodsworth and transforms its Southern Regional SME office network

POSTED: 17th April 2012
IN: Newsroom

Aldermore, the new British Bank, has announced the opening of three new invoice finance offices as part of its ambitious expansion plans and has appointed John Dodsworth as Regional Managing Director to oversee two of the new offices.

This development will see Aldermore's regional office network expand to 9, all of which are dedicated to supporting small and medium sized businesses. The newly designated offices are to be opened in:

- Peterborough - serving the East Midlands

- Bristol - serving the south west

- Twickenham - serving the north and west of London and the M4 corridor.

Aldermore's accelerated growth over the last two years has driven the requirement to open the new offices, to ensure localised delivery of service to SME's in the regions.

Ian Wilkins, Group Managing Director of Commercial Finance, said: "Aldermore is committed to supporting British SMEs throughout the country and we believe it's important to have regional representation in those areas in which our clients' businesses are based.

John Dodsworth reports to Managing Director, Damon Walford and will be based in Aldermore's new Twickenham office. John will be responsible for a team of financial professionals based in Twickenham, Maidstone and Bristol, who will provide small and medium sized businesses with a range of financial services. 

John has more than 14 years financial services experience and joins Aldermore from Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance where he was Head of Strategic Development. Whilst at RBSIF, John also held positions as Regional Sales Director for London and the South and as an Associate Director with responsibility for Business Development.

John Dodsworth said: "I'm delighted to be taking responsibility for Aldermore's invoice finance operation in London and the South. Aldermore has very quickly built an enviable reputation as one of the UK's most dynamic young banks and I'm looking forward to helping strengthen the bank's proposition to small and medium sized businesses.

"Aldermore's new offices will become regional business growth centres and allow us to be closer to our clients and take advantage of the pool of talented people living in those areas. It's a hugely exciting time! "

Damon Walford, Managing Director of Aldermore Invoice Finance, said: "John brings with him considerable experience  gained in the invoice finance market, which means he'll be able to make an immediate impact in this important region for Aldermore. I would like to wish John every success for the future."

Further information about the full range of products and services available from Aldermore Invoice Finance can be obtained at or by phoning 0800 021 7040.


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