Emma Harris, newly appointed as Finance Broker and Operations Manager at SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance.

East Yorkshire based SME funding specialist One Stop Business Finance (OSBF) has further strengthened its finance brokering and operations management expertise with the appointment of Emma Harris.

Emma brings extensive experience to the dual Finance Broker and Operations Manager role at OSBF, particularly through her work as an asset and commercial finance broker for the past six years. Prior to entering the finance industry, Emma worked in a fast-paced international satellite broadcasting business where she was responsible for sales, marketing and managing an operations team.

In her role at OSBF, Emma will work with SME clients to meet their funding needs through its panel of lenders, including through commercial mortgages, hire purchase and invoice financing. She will also work closely with OSBF’s operations director and its team of UK-wide business development managers to arrange funding for clients from its own lending book – funds that give OSBF complete flexibility to provide tailored business finance solutions.

Speaking of her appointment Emma said:

“All through my career I’ve enjoyed working with businesses to understand their needs and how they function in order to provide the right solutions. This is why I am thrilled to be joining One Stop Business Finance, as their friendly, personalised approach and dedication to building long-term relationships is I believe by far the best way to help clients and ensure we get the deals done.”

Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director of One Stop Business Finance added:

“I’m delighted to welcome Emma to the team. Her sales, marketing and management experience and skills will add an important new dimension to the business, which I am sure will be of great value as we continue to grow our nationwide SME client base by being able to do the deals that the banks can’t do.

“We’ve always taken an alternative and entrepreneurial approach to meeting clients’ finance needs, in comparison to the major financial institutions, with flexibility at the heart of everything we do. Emma will, therefore, be a perfect fit for the team working alongside like-minded colleagues who share her commitment to doing the best for clients whatever their financial needs.”

Based near York, One Stop Business Finance provides secured loans from its own funding and through its network of finance providers for SME clients who are able to offer security for their debts. The company differs from mainstream banks by working to find tailored solutions for an SME’s particular circumstances, taking clients through a process to identify the most suitable and cost effective options and ensuring that responsible lending is at the heart of what they do.

Alan Markham
PR and marketing consultant with more than 20 years' experience working with B2B clients across the UK. Clients are in a number of industry sectors including construction, glass and glazing, fire protection, professional services, and doors and windows.