Paul Stokes joins Advantedge Commercial Finance to head up Midlands based operation
April 9, 2018
Appointment reflects firms focus on geographical expansion.
Advantedge Commercial Finance (Advantedge), a leading invoice finance provider, has appointed Paul Stokes as its Regional Director - Midlands. Stokes will be responsible for developing Advantedges’ presence in the Midlands region as the firm pursues a geographical expansion strategy following a successful MBO in 2016.
Paul’s mission will be to establish a Midlands based client operational centre, building upon the firms existing successful operations in the Thames Valley, Manchester and Glasgow as the firm continues to focus on being close to their clients.
The move gives the region an exciting new addition to the business funding market at a time when the region is being positioned as a powerful engine for economic growth. With a regional economy worth more than £230 billion - larger than countries such as Denmark, Advantedge aim to transform the financial landscape for Midland businesses and to support the region in realising it’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.
As Paul comments “The Midlands has a thriving business community with 450k private sector businesses in 2017, an increase of 9% on the previous year. It’s a regional economy that boasts not only the UK’s second city but over 14% of the UK’s highest growth businesses. I am delighted to be joining the team at Advantedge who believe that businesses based in the Midlands have a crucial role to play in driving the economy. They are committed to delivering a locally based operation which understands local businesses and their markets. The opportunity to join a bus