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Ben enjoys working with ambitious management teams, and enabling their growth plans. To provide additional value, Ben has trained at various institutions including Warwick Business School, and has also used these skills in mentoring programmes such as The Princes Trust.
Ben is responsible for all new business development across Yorkshire and the North East, focusing on the complex and M&A transactions.
Prior to joining ThinCats, Ben spent 15 years working with small and medium sized businesses for the likes of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. He has supported SMEs throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding area, and is well placed to understand the funding needs of companies across the region.
Director, Regional Business Development
Richard is passionate about supporting a sector of the economy that desperately needs better funding options. He has significant experience from both sides of healthcare, and so is very keen to support good operators in the sector who are looking to grow, but are being badly let down by traditional lenders.
Richard’s role is to raise ThinCats’ profile in the healthcare sector and lead the launch of the healthcare fund, focussing on providing lending options to residential, nursing and dementia care homes as well as the many specialist care homes in the field.
Richard comes with more than twenty years of experience across financial services and healthcare, including 13 years with RBS and AIB, and eight years with healthcare specialist brokers, Chandler & Co. Additionally, Richard has six years’ direct experience as a care home owner.
Director National Development Healthcare
Having worked for a number of high street banks, Stuart has seen the traditional lenders limit their appetite for SME cashflow lending. With a pragmatic approach and the ability to make quick decisions, he believes that Thincats are well positioned to support an underserved SME market - Stuart particularly enjoys working with management teams to provide finance to support their business needs and growth aspirations.
Stuart works to develop relationships with key finance professionals including brokers, accountants and corporate financiers along with Private Equity, to support SMEs in their growth ambitions, covering both London and Reading.
Stuart has 11 years’ experience in banking, working with SMEs and mid-market businesses across a number of industries, most recently for RBS and Clydesdale. He has provided finance to support event driven transactions such as management buy outs, acquisitions, growth finance and refinance.
Director, Regional Business Development
Rob manages credit analysis for ThinCats across the Northern region, having worked in the banking sector since 1979. He previously worked in commercial and corporate finance for Barclays, Co-op, Santander, and set up AIB Capital Markets corporate finance operation in the North.
Regional Head of Credit, the North
Having initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC, Ben brings experience of working in corporate finance advisory functions specializing in MBOs and PFI contracts, as well as commercial banking across RBS and Lloyds, and has a wide variety of experience in both relationship management and credit.
Senior Director, Transaction Management
Stephen has over 10 years banking experience, predominantly in structured, leveraged finance roles at RBS, NatWest and most recently at CYBG where he worked in the Structured Finance team in Manchester originating and executing mid-market debt transactions.
Based out of our Manchester office, Stephen works alongside our local teams in the North where we continue to increase our capabilities to meet the demand for funding from regional mid-sized businesses.
Director, Transaction Management
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