Graham will be responsible for supporting existing clients in the North West, as well as driving new deal origination for the firm's suite of alternative finance products.

Graham joins Secure Trust Bank from Barclays, where he spent 32 years across a variety of roles. Most recently, Graham held the position of large corporate trade and working capital relationship director, where he was responsible for the risk management and operation of working capital facilities across a portfolio of more than 20 corporate clients.

In addition to working across Barclays offices in the North West, Graham spent more than 20 years in a flexible working environment, the benefits of which are currently being reaped as all businesses and employees adapt to ensure high levels and continuity of service for clients.

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance provides a full-suite of flexible asset-based lending and invoice finance products, ranging in size from £1m to £50m, to small and medium sized businesses.

Established in Manchester in 2014, the lender now operates sites in Leeds, Birmingham and London to offer a truly national service. In its latest annual results, the firm revealed that its lending balances increased 29.3 per cent to £251.7m in 2019, up from £194.7m in the previous year. Secure Trust Bank is now one of the top 10 independent operators in the asset-based lending market.

Graham Brew, Portfolio & Structuring Director at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, said: "Secure Trust Bank provides a dynamic and fast-moving environment, and a new challenge that I am extremely excited to be taking on. This is an ambitious and rapidly growing business that has built a reputation for thinking outside the box in seeking bespoke solutions to some of the more interesting transactions in the market. I'm looking forward to working closely with the team in the North West and supporting our clients through this challenging time."

Paul Johnston, regional managing director at Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance, said: "Graham has gathered an enormous amount of corporate experience during more than 30 years at Barclays, and will be a valuable addition to our team in Manchester. As companies continue to be resilient, Graham will provide much needed financial and business support to help our clients through this uncertain time, and will help us play a key role in delivering growth as markets begin to re-emerge."

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