Meet the Team

Our background and experience

We are former mainstream bank Senior Lending Managers who have undertaken a variety of roles in careers that each span almost 40 years - in commercial banking terms we have unrivalled experience, and a wealth of contacts in the industry.

Helen has particular experience in franchising, distressed lending and invoice finance, whilst Rod has headed up a commercial lending team, been a credit approver, and has significant experience in international trade. With portfolios also including general commercial finance, our directors have covered the full spectrum of Commercial experience and now via Independent Banking Professionals Ltd, that experience is available to work for you.

Outside of our normal daily work, we are both active in the voluntary sector, supporting community activities and using our business experience to good effect in working with local and national charities.

Within IBP we are able to bring that experience to bear not just into the control and sourcing of finance, but also use it to constructively challenge and support fundamental decisions and issues around structure, management, strategy, and markets. Few of these types of activities are one off matters and we are engaged with several businesses on a monthly basis to review and plan.

Our directors work exclusively in your best interests, and are there to support you and your business. Our knowledge and experience will help you ensure your business has clear direction, and that your relationship with your bank, as one of your key suppliers, is robust, transparent and well managed.