Business funding provider Accelerated Payments (AP) has made another strategic appointment in the UK as it ramps up its expansion plans. Siobhan Jones has joined as Business Development Manager and will be supporting the company’s growth and customer acquisition strategies for alternative financing services in the North of England.
Prior to joining Accelerated Payments, Siobhan had a successful banking career, holding a variety of positions in both commercial and private banking. Siobhan has covered the spectrum from business development in the SME marketplace and introducer network, to portfolio management across diverse sectors such as manufacturing, property and large education trusts. More recently, Siobhan worked as corporate partnership manager for a North-West based cancer charity, helping them to raise awareness and vital funds in the corporate world.
Commenting on the announcement, Ian Duffy, CEO of Accelerated Payments, said: “This new appointment marks a new chapter for the company, and will support the next phase of our growth as we expect to double our business in 2023. Attracting highly experienced and diverse talent to spearhead our business development is key to our success and we are excited to have Siobhan join Accelerated Payments. Siobhan will play a pivotal role in AP, assisting businesses to grow in the North of England. She will join an extraordinary team, whose combined efforts have allowed us to deliver an impressive track record for the customers we are proud to serve.”
Accelerated Payments is a Selective Invoice Finance platform which provides competitive and flexible working capital solutions. With offices in London, Dublin, Toronto, and Florida, its offering shifts the credit risk from a business to its buyer, enabling the fintech to support a broader range of clients.
Accelerated Payments unique approach empowers businesses to select existing debtors and invoices for financing with no lengthy contracts, no personal security, nor complex renegotiations with existing finance providers.
“I am very much looking forward to working with my extensive business network and expanding the firm’s reach in the North of England,” said Siobhan Jones. “Businesses in this part of the UK are facing an existential threat due to the economic downturn and soaring costs – including those that are growing quickly and trying to scale up. Accelerated Payments can offer the liquidity they need to expand even during this challenging time – and I feel confident that we can help many businesses obtain the financing they need to fulfil their growth ambitions.’’