Aldermore has appointed Steve Kilby business development manager for London and the south east of England.

Kirby’s role sees him join the business finance team, helping SMEs in the region with invoice finance funding. He will report to Chris Meldrum, the national business development director at Aldermore.

With over 15 years’ experience, Kirby joins Aldermore from ABN AMRO Commercial Finance where he held the roles of business development manager and client manager.

Kilby said: “Aldermore is an exciting business to be a part of, and its offering for SMEs really stands out from the pack,”

“I am looking forward to seeing how the role develops and using my experience to continue to establish Aldermore as the go-to lender in the south-east.”

Meldrum said: “Steve has a significant amount of experience in the invoice finance sector and has built strong relationships with businesses in the south-east of England throughout his career. We have appointed Steve to help… more businesses to access the funding they need in order to continue to grow,”

“We’re very pleased to have Steve on board and look forward to working with him.”