Time Finance appoint Samantha Leith as Business Development Manager
Samantha joins with over 10 years’ experience, having gained valuable experience in a variety of client management roles before moving into sales. Samantha started her career as a credit controller at Bibby Financial Services, before moving on to become a Relationship Manager at Aldermore and managing a broad portfolio of clients. Most recently, she secured a role in business development with Siemens, supporting UK SME owners access the finance solutions they need to achieve their growth plans. With a proven track record behind her, Samantha joins the Time Finance team and takes on responsibility for building and maintaining strong introducer relations whilst expanding their Invoice Finance offering in the East Midlands and surrounding areas.
Speaking of her appointment, Samantha said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Time Finance at what continues to be a crucially important time for SMEs. The economy was hit hard by the pandemic, and with small businesses at the backbone of that, it’s vital that we help as many firms as possible access the funding support they need to recover, innovate and grow. I’ll be using my experience to continue building strong intermediary relationships and packaging flexible Invoice Finance facilities.”
Time Finance’s recent survey revealed that 40% of SMEs are looking to bring fresh talent into their business and their own Invoice Finance division is no different. Samantha’s appointment follows a number of other announcements over the past 2 months, including Ed Rimmer’s appointment as permanent CEO, Simon Holian and Rob Walters as Business Development Managers, and Adam Shakespear who joined as a Business Development Executive. All of this confirms the firm’s commitment to investing in their people as well as driving growth and awareness across their multi-product portfolio of financial solutions.
Phil Chesham, Head of Invoice Finance at Time Finance, commented: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Samantha to our growing team. It comes at an opportune time where demand for finance is high - with a national sales presence we can react to opportunities swiftly and ensure businesses get the funding solutions they need to grow and thrive. We’re positive Samantha will be a great addition.”
Invoice Finance can relieve pressure on cashflow and give businesses the freedom to grow. By releasing up to 90% of the value of unpaid invoices, business owners can access additional working capital and use the funds to support day-to-day cashflow requirements or support innovation and growth. Time Finance offer confidential and disclosed facilities ranging from £10,000 to £2.5million, with the added flexibility that their facilities can grow alongside a business.
Time Finance also specialise in the provision or arrangement of Asset Finance, Loan and Vehicle Finance solutions. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Time Finance has been working hard to help its customers through this turbulent period with their portfolio of solutions. The CBILS accreditation that they received back in May 2020 and their latest RLS accreditation provides an additional opportunity to instil reassurance and confidence back into British business through Asset Finance and Loan facilities.