Simon’s previous roles include Commercial Corporate Relationship Manager at a two high street banks, including RBS, and Managing Director of ethical business banking specialist, Gateway Commercial Finance.
His new role will include supporting clients in obtaining business growth through the utilisation of various funding options.
Speaking of his appointment with the business growth and tax advisory firm, Simon said: “I’m delighted to be joining Harlands, in a new role for the company. The team have an innate understanding of the requirements of British businesses and work hard to deliver real and practical advice to their clients.
“Throughout my career I have always advocated for helping SMEs and growing companies to manage their financial situations, allowing creative and viable business ideas to flourish. Having financial stability allows business owners to concentrate on the important job of delivering the best services to their customers.
“My new colleagues have the same determination to support the clients they work with, removing the headache from corporate finance, not through simply rolling out repetitive service offerings but by tailoring solutions to match the requirements of the individual. I am happy to be joining such a forward-thinking business.”
Simon’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Harlands, who have assisted clients to grow their Gross Value Added (GVA) over the past 12 months at a rate three times the national average. The business has also introduced a raft of new services, including an innovative virtual finance director service; enabling SME’s to access high level advice without tying up the extra desk space.
Speaking of the appointment, Harlands Operations Director, David Cudlip, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in specialist commercial funding”.
“At Harlands, we take pride in constantly evolving the role and perception of an accountant which has great synergy with the style of approach Simon has dedicated himself to. We are passionate about helping businesses move forward and given the uncertainty for SME’s today with Brexit just around the corner, we feel now is a crucial time to enhance our advisory offering”.
With clients across the UK, Harlands specialises in outsourced finance director support, commercial finance, tax advisory, business growth and accountancy.
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