Advantedge Commercial Finance (Advantedge), a leading invoice finance provider, has appointed Andrew Hardman as Regional Sales Manager in Manchester.
Andrew will be responsible for continuing to develop Advantedges’ growing presence in the region as the firm pursues an ambitious growth strategy.
His appointment is one part of a continuing investment programme by the firm designed to focus on being closer to local businesses in order to provide the funding support they need to grow.
Expanding the team in the North West is an essential part of the programme with their regional sales presence also continuing to grow in the South West, South East, Thames Valley, Essex, London, Liverpo...
So what role is Advantedge playing in supporting the Northern Powerhouse?
We believe in putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. Advantedge are investing in increasing our local network to bring a full range of fast and flexible cashflow solutions closer to those businesses looking for funds. Our clients deal with real people and have access to dedicated client managers and local decision makers as well as having access to directors who remain involved in the business to ensure we deliver responsive decisions. We believe in quality and strive to do things well. Our credit control solution focuses on the full ledger not just the greatest exposure ensuring we really d...
The Northern Powerhouse continues to be held up as a driver of economic growth but how strong is the pedestal that they media headlines put us on?
In my opinion we need to understand where our growth is coming from and what could hinder that growth.
If we look at growth firstly, latest economic growth figures show that since the Northern Powerhouse was launched in 2014, it has outstripped many of its rivals including that of Greater London. With Greater Manchester grabbing the top spot with a 6.8% growth, followed by West Yorkshire at 6.1% and Sheffield at 5% compared to Greater London at 4.6%.
However, what we see is the level of growth varies dependent on the industry...