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Factor 21 appoints Richard Walker as new Regional Director - Scotland

August 16, 2017

 

Appointment a reflection of focus on geographical expansion.

 

19 July 2017: Factor 21, a leading invoice finance provider, has appointed Richard Walker as its Regional Director - Scotland. Walker will be responsible for developing Factor 21’s presence in Scotland as the firm pursues a geographical expansion strategy following a successful MBO in 2016.

 

Richard will oversee the development of a new client operational centre based at West George Street, Glasgow.  The appointment comes at a time when Scotland’s business community has gradually had to come to terms with the fact that political uncertainty, both domestically and internationally, seems to be the new norm.  Factor 21 believe that Scottish businesses have a crucial role to play in driving the economy and need to maintain their focus on growing their businesses.

 

As Richard comments “Scotland has a thriving business community with 350k private sector businesses – the second highest figure since 2000.  Although this is a decrease of 3% since 2015 this is driven by a fall in small sole traders and partnerships that are not registered with registered businesses hitting an all-time high.  These SMES are vitally important as they provide 1.2m jobs”.

 

Richard brings with him over a decade of experience spann