Ian joined Finance South Yorkshire (now part of the Group) in 2010 and has more than 30 years’ experience in lending. He is an Investment Manager within the business loans team, currently delivering funding from NPIF Debt. Focused on more established companies looking to grow, Ian mainly covers the York, North Yorkshire and the Humber areas.

Ian is a member of Mercia’s Responsible Investment Group – a Group-wide team committed to delivering the ESG strategy across the business.

Previous experience

Ian is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and has considerable lending experience from a career in banking, having spent over 20 years with Barclays Bank in a variety of lending roles, providing funding solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. He has previous experience working as a project manager, delivering government-backed grant schemes in the Yorkshire and the Humber regions, including assessment of grant funding applications.