Bibby Financial Services

Bibby Financial Services names new MD for trade finance

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Gary Griffiths as managing director for trade finance.

This comes as the company seeks to further enhance its services to SMEs trading domestically and overseas. 

Gary has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and previously served at London Business Finance Ltd as senior director for trade and working capital finance.

He has also held roles at Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays.  

Gary is expected to drive the growth of BFS’s trade finance business across the UK and will draw on a track record of creating and leading trade businesses across Europe, the USA and Asia.

Gary said: “BFS is an extremely successful business with an impressive client base and comprehensive sales and distribution model. 

“It is a business in constant growth and I am looking forward to help drive its development further.

“There are an increasing number of SMEs trading in overseas markets who require help and support to manage the cash flow and risk implications of international trade. 

“BFS is in a superb position to support this growing market and I am excited to help the business realise this exciting opportunity.”

Edward Winterton, UK CEO at Bibby Financial Services, commented: “At BFS, we are continually striving to develop the services that SMEs need to grow. 

“A core part of this strategy is ensuring we are well equipped with talent and expertise across the business.

“Gary is an extremely accomplished leader who will help BFS enhance our trade support at an important time as SMEs contend with an increasingly challenging environment…” 

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