Thincats appoints ex-banking professional as finance specialist

Employment & Skills | Yorkshire

Ben Kimball - ThincatsThinCats, the alternative finance specialist, has appointed a vastly experienced ex-banking professional to cover the Yorkshire region.

Ben Kimball joins ThinCats after a 15-year career working with SMEs for the likes of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. He has supported SMEs in both Yorkshire and Scotland during his career and is the latest banking expert to join ThinCats in recent months.

Kimball said: “I’m really excited to be joining such a dynamic organisation as ThinCats and can’t wait to start working with SMEs throughout Yorkshire to help them with their growth plans. ThinCats does the deals that the traditional lenders can’t, and I’m looking forward to taking this message out to those growing companies starved of funding. It’s great to be on board.

“Supporting ambitious SMEs has become more difficult in recent years given the regulatory and capital pressures facing the Big four banks. I decided to make a change, and Thincats offers the opportunity to support high quality businesses seeking support for that vital next step in their journey.”

Damon Walford, CDO of ThinCats, added: “Ben’s vast experience of the regional market is great news for ThinCats – and SMEs looking for growth funding in the Yorkshire region. He is the latest in a growing number of ex-high street banking professionals to join ThinCats in recent months – all of whom are working with SMEs to achieve their ambitions.”

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