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New Director of Debt Finance to bolster continued funding support for SMEs

Funding partner for fast-growth businesses, Growth Lending, has appointed Katherine Woodfine as Director of Debt Finance to strengthen its team and support more UK businesses in securing funding to achieve their goals and growth ambitions.

Katherine joins Growth Lending’s London office, a team of 26, on Crinan Street, where she will be educating the market on alternative funding solutions, driving new opportunities, structuring transactions and executing investments.

Bringing more than 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including eight years specialising in private equity and debt investment, Katherine has worked with a broad range of businesses across the UK, holding Investment Manager positions at Horizon Capital and Puma Investments.

The appointment follows the unification of Growth Lending with its sister company, BOOST&Co, under the Growth Lending brand banner, to offer a more diverse range of products and tailored support for a wider variety of businesses.

The firm has increased its UK headcount by more than 60% during the past two years and has deployed more than £350m of funding in the same period.

Commenting on her appointment, Katherine said: “I’m excited to join such an entrepreneurial and dynamic business where people and culture are central to everything we do. Against a backdrop of prolonged uncertainty, more UK businesses are seeking external support to overcome cash flow challenges and fuel growth plans.

“I’m looking forward to helping more businesses realise the possibilities and benefits of non-traditional funding and empower them to capitalise on assets and opportunities to their full potential.”

Adam Brinn, Head of London and East at Growth Lending, commented: “Expertise is critical to any lender in uncertain times and Katherine’s wealth of experience is a welcome addition to the group as we set out to achieve our mission. Katherine has demonstrated all the qualities we look for at Growth Lending and will be a perfect culture fit. Her breadth of experience in providing debt and equity brings diversity to the business that we can all learn from.”

Growth Lending partners with ambitious SMEs looking to accelerate their growth journey, offering working capital and growth debt from £10k to £10m, as well as EUR, USD and GBP facilities for international businesses.