Note to Business Money

Note to Business Money

Former Bibby Financial Services (BFS) & Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance Director joins Gateley Vinden (Gateley Vinden).

Gateley Vinden has appointed former BFS Specialist Product Director, Ian Lomas.

Ian – who has 26 years’ experience in the Invoice Finance market - joined the Business in February with the objective to work alongside the Directors to add strategic input into Gateley Vinden's future development, with particular focus on the Financial Services sector.  

Chris Duffill, Director at Gateley Vinden said the appointment forms part of Gateley Vinden’s significant expansion strategy. He said: “Ian is an experienced senior executive with a history of success. I’m delighted to welcome him to Gateley Vinden.

“This is a key appointment and having someone of Ian’s calibre will undoubtedly help us to take our business to the next level and further enhance the vital support we can provide to funders across the Financial Services sector and also to Businesses in the UK.”

Ian said: “Gateley Vinden who over the years have undertaken work for a number of IF/ABL’s clearly has ambitious plans to take this to the next stage and are looking to play an increasingly important role in supporting funders to better understand “Contractual Debt. For this reason, it will undoubtedly be an exciting place to be and I’m very much looking forward to working with the wider Gateley Vinden team.”

Ian joined BFS in 2014 and was a member of the UK Board, prior he had been with Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance since 1992, being appointed to the Board as an executive director in 1997. Over the past 26 years he has held a variety of senior leadership roles, leading national sales and client management teams of more than 300 in the invoice finance market, as well as responsibility for both BFS’s and Lloyds HP and Leasing businesses.

Ian added: “Gateley Vinden is an extremely progressive organisation and I’m delighted to be joining at a time when the business is looking to grow further.”