Intelligent Loans support new business drive with appointment of Laura Knopp

Intelligent Loans, the Cardiff-based specialist lending packager and business funder, has announced the appointment of Laura Knopp to Business Development Manager.

Laura joins with over 20 years’ industry experience, having spent much of her career driving new business opportunities and supporting UK SMEs access the finance solutions they need to bring their business plans to life. In her new role, she will be responsible for building and maintaining strong broker relations in the South of England whilst expanding Intelligent Loans’ secured and unsecured business loan offering.

Speaking of her appointment, Laura said: “In what continues to be a challenging and uncertain time for many business owners, stepping up to this new role presents a great opportunity to inspire confidence and drive support through our finance solutions.

“I am thrilled to join a team, who during this time have proved resilience and gained an excellent reputation for putting their broker partners and clients at the centre of everything they do.”

Alun Winter, Head of Loans at Intelligent Loans, commented: “As businesses begin to emerge from the current crisis and the government initiatives such as CBILS come to an end, we know that many business owners will be looking for a supportive funding solution to help aid recovery and growth. Laura’s appointment comes at a crucial time for us as we remain committed to helping ensure SMEs are presented with a viable funding solution that is right for them.

“We are confident that Laura will be a great addition to the team with her proven track record of building long-lasting relationships with her network of brokers and her dedication to support British business through this crisis.”

Intelligent Loans’ secured and unsecured business loan solutions can provide a flexible source of funds to support current trading or growth plans. As part of the 1pm Group of Companies, Intelligent Loans also provide access to a multi-product range of business finance from asset finance, invoice finance through to vehicle finance.

With UK SME’s facing a cash flow crisis, the firm is committed to helping ensure their clients have the right funding in place to trade through these difficult conditions. The 1pm Group are also recognised as an accredited lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) with the British Business Bank and have been supporting SMEs access the cash they so urgently need to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.