Abingdon based Time Finance has announced that Sharon Bryden has joined the company as Director of Commercial Loans & ABL with immediate effect. The role is newly created and is reflective of the firms’ commitment to delivering a market leading portfolio of funding solutions to UK businesses as they recover and grow.
As a member of the Operating Board, Sharon will have overall responsibility for the operation and performance of Commercial Loans for the business. She will also lead the firm’s plans to develop and deliver a robust Asset Based Lending solution to the market. With a diverse portfolio of funding solutions, the business can already offer a multi-product solution to businesses seeking a higher level of funding across multiple assets, but they have plans to strengthen their offering.
Sharon – a well-known industry figure – brings two decades of experience to the role across multiple funding solutions from loans to invoice finance. She joins Time Finance from Reparo Finance, where, as Operations Director she delivered secured lending facilities to UK Businesses. Prior to that she has held operational and relationship management positions at Aldermore Bank and Bibby Financial Services.
Sharon said: “I am delighted to have joined Time Finance at such an exciting time. They have a genuine commitment to delivering robust funding solutions to UK businesses to inspire confidence and growth. Whilst commercial loans have been part of their portfolio since their inception over two decades ago, there is a renewed ambition to enhance and drive forward this important part of the business.”
Ed Rimmer, CEO of Time Finance, said: “We are delighted to have secured Sharon as a member of our leadership team in what is a key role for our business as we drive forward with our strategy and our plans to strengthen our funding proposition. She is a well-respected and proven professional with an exceptional record and was a natural choice for this role. Having worked with Sharon in the past, I have no doubts that she will significantly strengthen our team. Her depth of experience of the wider Financial Services market will support our ambitious plans to deliver a market leading proposition”.