Platform Black, an alternative finance provider for UK businesses, has bolstered its team by hiring three new members. This is a sign of the increased demand and continuous growth of the sector.
The new employees have vast knowledge and expertise in supply chain finance and invoice trading. They are expected to help the company grow significantly. So far, Platform Black has provided a total working capital of £117 million to UK SMEs.
Helen Mackenzie will assume the role of Head of Broker Relations. She has 25 years of invoice finance experience.. Prior to this position, she worked at Bibby Financial Services, Close Brothers Invoice Finance and Capital Corporate Finance.
Mackenzie said that the invoice finance sector has greatly transformed and developed over the past five years, and that the development of alternative finance providers, such as Platform Black, is very exciting. She added that her new employer has a secure foundation, because its products and services have already been tested and enhanced when necessary. Hence she’s looking forward to making significant contribution towards the company’s fast growth.
Gayle Townsend has been hired as the Operations Manager. She will be focusing on underwriting and risk management. Previously, she worked at Bibby Financial Services in the department of construction operations and finance.
Robert Rajeswaran joins the company’s Direct Sales team. His main role is to boost business growth across different sectors. He previously worked as a fixed income broker at Global Credit Securities and MarketInvoice.
The company’s Managing Director Caroline Langron said that they recorded very fast growth in the past year which has surpassed £117 million in invoices traded to UK businesses to date. She added that her company is longing to maintain the momentum, and that the new team will boost their commitment to take their increased sales to another level.
Platform Black enables businesses to access finance against single invoices to expedite the delivery of working capital. In a matter of hours, a business can secure funding from private global investors without any registration fees or lock-in contracts. With the new and experienced team, the company is positive that its business will grow even faster than last year.