BCRS Business Loans has boosted its business development team with the appointment of a new business development manager.
The West Midlands based business lender has announced that Dave Malpass has joined the team to support businesses across Shropshire looking for finance.
Dave joins BCRS with more than 25 years of experience in commercial banking. He previously worked as a senior relationship manager at NatWest, supporting SMEs across the Black Country.
Dave commented: “I was attracted to BCRS as I saw the support they offer to SMEs in my former role and was impressed with just how well they work with the small business community. I’m looking forward to being able to support SMEs with the funding they need to achieve their growth aspirations.
“My first impressions of BCRS have been great. The team has been really welcoming and friendly, and everyone wants to work towards supporting small businesses.”
BCRS has also welcomed a new marketing assistant to the team, Karen Morgen.
Karen has joined after studying marketing at Birmingham City University to provide support with social media, content creation, event planning and email campaigns.
She launched her first business in 2020 and is eager to use her experience to connect and understand BCRS’s consumers, generate innovation and increase their presence in the market.
Karen said: “I was drawn to BCRS because of their values and passion for helping SMEs within the West Midlands region. I love that they are dedicated to helping the community and making a difference.
“I have been blown away at some of the case studies and I am excited to work with the team and provide solutions for our customers.”
BCRS Business Loans CEO Stephen Deakin commented: “Both Dave and Karen bring a wealth of experience to BCRS, and we are pleased to welcome them to the team.
“They are both passionate about helping SMEs achieve their goals, which will help BCRS on its mission to realise the dreams and aspirations of businesses and make a positive contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of the West Midlands.”
BCRS Business Loans provides funding to businesses across the West Midlands that are struggling to access finance from traditional lenders. Businesses can secure loans from between £10,000 and £150,000 from BCRS Business Loans to support growth and recovery plans.
Since it was founded as a community development financial institution in 2002, it has provided loans worth more than £80 million to businesses across the West Midlands region.