Russell Holt joins Reward Finance Group as Business Development Director

Business lender, Reward Finance Group, has appointed experienced financier Russell Holt as Business Development Director for the North West, as the company looks to secure further deals within the region as part of a continued growth strategy following a record 2015.

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 from previous jobs including a partner role at UHY Hacker Young’s Manchester office and National Head of Sales for Catalyst Finance.

As a reputable and well-known figure in the North West market, Russell is well placed to increase the company’s profile and grow Reward’s client portfolio and will achieve this through capitalising on his well-established relationships within the finance market.

Reward Finance Group has thrived since opening its Manchester office in 2014 through its unique offering of short term financial solutions, alongside invoice and trade finance.

Tom Flannery, Joint Managing Director at Reward Finance Group, said: “Russell’s reputation within the area puts our business at a real advantage; he will be an asset in securing deals and increasing our clientele within the North West market.

“Since its establishment, Reward Finance Group has completed over 200 transactions and has advanced in excess of £70m. 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. We look forward to seeing Russell help the business develop its plans for further expansion in the North West region.”

Russell Holt said: “I am delighted to be starting my new role at Reward Finance Group and am looking forward to developing the client portfolio in the North West. Reward is an innovative financier whose speed of delivery is a real differentiator within the finance sector, and it is exciting to be working with such a dynamic and successful team.”