Reward Finance Group expands team following record year

Business lender, Reward Finance Group, has expanded its team with two key appointments and a promotion as the Yorkshire-headquartered business looks to strengthen its reputation across the north.

The appointments follow a record year for the business, which saw 80 transactions and advances in excess of £25m secured over the course of 2015.

Elizabeth Harrison joins Leeds based Reward as Marketing and Communications Manager and is an expert in financial marketing from her previous role at The Pensions Trust, where she worked for 14 years. Elizabeth will be responsible for implementing marketing and communication strategies and developing key communications channels to support Reward in enhancing the business’s brand profile.

Damian Slingsby has been promoted to Business Development Director. With over 11 years’ experience in the asset based lending industry and since starting at Reward three years ago, Damian has built up extensive relationships with key businesses, resulting in millions of pounds of secured deals for Reward. In his new position, Damian will continue to develop and expand the current Yorkshire client portfolio on a full time basis.

Russell Holt has been appointed to lead the North West office as Business Development Director. Having worked in both the business advisory and asset based lending sectors for more than 20 years, Russell brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise, making him well placed to increase the company’s profile and grow Reward’s client portfolio within the region.

David Jones, Joint Managing Director at Reward Finance Group, said: “Russell, Elizabeth and Damian will play a big part in the development of the Reward brand and their roles will be key in growing the business further within the Yorkshire region and expanding across the north.

“Since its establishment, Reward Finance Group has completed over 200 transactions and has advanced in excess of £70m; the majority of these deals being in the old fashioned bank overdraft space. Reward has seen sustained growth over the past few years and 2015 was our busiest year to date with 80 transactions and £25m of advances.”