Praetura Commercial Finance continues to go from strength to strength with key appointment in the North West
Praetura Commercial Finance, the Manchester-headquartered asset based lending specialist, has appointed Steven Henderson as Sales Director signalling the company’s next exciting phase of growth.
Steven Henderson is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant and joins Praetura Commercial Finance from EY with 13 years’ transaction advisory and restructuring experience.
A graduate of EY’s Accelerated Leadership Programme, Steven received the Rising Star of the Year Award at the 2012 Endless LLP Turnaround Awards in the North West and led the R3 New Professionals Network in the region during 2015 / 2016. Whilst at EY, Steven also spent a year on secondment to the business support team of a major clearing bank.
Commenting on his appointment, Steven said: “I am thrilled to be joining Praetura Commercial Finance at such an exciting time in the company’s expansion. My professional services background has given me a diverse commercial outlook spanning a range of sectors and situations and I look forward to building relationships with management teams across a variety of dynamic businesses in the North West and beyond.”
He continued: “It is exciting to have the opportunity to take on an origination role at this important stage of the company’s journey. On meeting the founders, Lisa and Stuart, I sensed immediately that there is a lot of ambition and drive here to support SMEs that are the lifeblood of the UK economy. With a distinctive entrepreneurial approach, a willingness to be creative in deal structuring and a strong reputation for delivery and building lasting client relationships, the business is set to go from strength to strength.”
Stuart Bates, Commercial Director and co-founder of Praetura Commercial Finance, said: “We are delighted that a transactional specialist with Steven’s experience and knowledge is joining our team. Our track record of growth and our focus on relationships makes it possible for a business of our size to attract individuals of Steven’s calibre. He is a great fit for Praetura Commercial Finance and will have a key role to play in expanding business in the North West. It’s a great time for him to join and be part of a very exciting future.”
Praetura Commercial Finance is a dynamic, independent asset based lender, providing transformational funding for SMEs in the North West, including acquisitions, MBOs, refinancings, turnarounds and growth requirements.