Friday, June 23, 2017

New Business Centre for Finance Group with its Roots in Shipping Sector

Bibby Financial Office Relocates to Aid SME's in Time for Brexit
Shipping News Feature
UK – This month saw Bibby Financial Services (BFS) take up residence in a suite of new offices in Brentwood, Essex as part of its expansion plans which now see more than 850 people employed throughout the UK. With its roots so firmly in the shipping sector the new offices house funding and foreign exchange specialists, tasked with helping SMEs to grow through both domestic and overseas trade, particularly relevant with Brexit negotiations in full swing.

BFS opened its North London Business Centre in 2015 and its Head, Claire Jeffs said the company’s growth since then had prompted the latest move which sees the Brook Street location as ideal both for staff and customers. She continued:

“We needed to find new offices that could both satisfy our needs now and in the future as we continue to grow. Academy Place is a fantastic location and gives us the option to take further space as we expand in the future.”

BFS specialises in assisting small and medium size enterprises and is the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider. In March the company was awarded 33rd place in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in 2017 and it supports more than 7,000 UK businesses with its Invoice Finance, Asset Finance, Foreign Exchange, Trade Finance and Export Finance solutions from 17 locations around the UK. Globally, the business’s funding capability amounts to more than £1 billion. Michael McGowan, Managing Director of Foreign Exchange at BFS commented:

“We have significantly expanded the range of services we provide to small businesses in recent years, and this has enabled us to support a larger number of SMEs. Unlike other financial services providers, we take a relationship-based approach to funding, which means that we can work with our clients, online, over the telephone or face-to-face.

“As such, it’s important that we have premises that can accommodate this personal touch. I’m delighted with our new, professional offices at Academy Place and look forward to welcoming our clients and the wider business community to visit our North London Business Centre in the months ahead.”