Positive continue to expand business development team with appointment of Ken Elms

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ken Elms as business development manager. Ken will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with introducers in the Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales region, whilst supporting SMEs across the UK access funding lines between £10k and £1m for growth.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for Positive who as part of the 1pm group of companies continue to expand and strengthen their team. The firm has also recently announced a series of appointments including Phil Chesham as head of business and Andy Hume as head of sales.

Ken brings to Positive over 13 years’ experience within the invoice finance sector having previously worked at Bibby Financial Services in both client relationship and business development roles. 

Speaking of his appointment, Ken said: “Positive has an excellent reputation for building relationships with clients that exceed the industry average, so I am excited to join a dynamic and hard-working team.

Having already built long-standing relationships with introducers, I am looking forward to now growing Positive’s network.

I believe we have a key role to play in supporting UK businesses in such uncertain times through providing access to finance. Joining Positive at this time means I can work alongside the 1pm group to provide access to financing the full spectrum of business assets”.

As part of 1pm plc, the AIM-listed independent provider of finance facilities to the SME sector, Positive also provide access to a multi-product range of business finance solutions to the UK market from asset finance, commercial loans through to vehicle finance. 1pm plc operates a “hybrid” lending and broking model enabling it to optimise business levels through market and economic cycles. With a strong reputation for providing a flexible and fair approach to funding, 1pm plc is seen as a trusted partner for both introducers and clients alike.

Andy Hume, head of sales at Positive, commented: “With a proven track record, we are confident that Ken will be a great addition to the team and support us as we continue to strive to deliver a market-leading service to both our introducer community and clients.

At Positive, we are committed to encouraging confidence and growth across the UK’s SME population and by investing in our business development team we can ensure that we have ability to respond to the funding needs of British businesses as they arise.”