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Lynn-Marie Stephenson, regional sales director for the North, Optimum Finance

Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance appoints Lynn-Marie Stephenson as regional sales director for the North, highlighting the company’s continued nationwide growth, from North Wales through Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle as well as throughout Scotland

According to merchant savvy, securing funds remains a major challenge facing many of the 16.3 million SMEs in the UK with nearly half experiencing barriers when trying to access finance. The appointment of a regional sales director for the North means Optimum Finance is now working with small businesses throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland, across a wide range of industries, to provide tailored working capital solutions and support business growth.

Having previously worked with CEO Richard Pepler and COO Claire Lewis, Lynn-Marie joins the team with a background in business development at RBS Invoice Finance and Barclays.

With a view to drawing on her expertise in building strong organisational foundations to drive lead generation, Lynn-Marie will work with prospects to understand their business operation and growth aspirations in order to provide effective cash flow financing solutions.

Commenting on her appointment, Lynn-Marie said, “I’m delighted to have joined the Optimum Finance team. Now the company covers an even greater geographical region, we are able to share our entrepreneurial expertise with more budding firms and ensure they have access to the finance facilities, knowledge and support they require to retain a healthy cash flow.”

Richard Pepler, CEO of Optimum Finance said, “Lynn-Marie is highly experienced in commercial finance and business development. Given her impressive skillset, I am certain she is going to be a strong regional sales director and a huge asset to the team.

Pictured: Lynn-Marie Stephenson, regional sales director for the North, Optimum Finance