Matt Carey makes a Positive move

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Carey as Business Development Manager. Matt will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with introducers in the North West, whilst supporting UK SMEs to access funding lines between £10k and £1million for growth.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for Positive who as part of the 1pm Group of companies continue to expand and grow the business. A series of significant appointments have been made this year to strengthen their leadership team with Phil Chesham as Head of Business and Andy Hume as Head of Sales.  They have also increased their sales presence with Chris Rimmer and Ken Elms coming on board as Business Development Managers throughout the region.

Matt brings to Positive over 13 years’ experience within the invoice finance sector having previously worked at Ultimate Finance.  Initially starting his career within operations, Matt managed client relationships before working closely with business owners to offer expertise across a range of financial solutions and present the most viable funding option to support their business plans.

Speaking of his appointment, Matt said: “I am thrilled to join the team at Positive who have an excellent reputation for building strong relationships with clients and introducers alike. Their hands-on approach means they can make swift decisions and support businesses on an ongoing basis.

In what remains uncertain times for many business owners, responding to clients’ needs as they arise and ensuring they have the certainty of support they require when looking to grow their businesses, is crucial. Joining Positive at this time means I can work alongside the 1pm Group to provide SMEs with access to financing the full spectrum of business assets required for growth.”

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 optimize 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: “Our focus remains on investing in our people, who drive our innovation and lay the foundations for future growth and success. We are confident that Matt will be a great addition to the team with his proven track record of building long-lasting relationships with his network of introducers. He brings with him a wealth of experience, which we hope will help drive both growth and awareness across the North West.”