Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has acquired a head of trade services as part of its service to small SMEs trading domestically in the UK and overseas.

Aman Gill joins BFS with over a decade of experience in the financial services sector. Gill has held a range of senior positions in financial services, supporting SMEs, middle market and corporate businesses.

Mostly recently, Gill held the position of regional sales director at IGF Group. Gill’s role as head of trade services will be his third at BFS, with previous experience as a technical manager and relationship manager. Prior to this Gill was a relationship support manager at Barclays Corporate from 2007-2014.

In his role at BFS, Gill will focus on supporting the trade finance team with structuring funding arrangements to provide SMEs with capital.

Speaking of his appointment, Gill said: “BFS is a market leading independent funder. It is innovative in its approach, and has a high calibre of professionals within the business that I look forward to working with.

“As head of trade services, I am keen to develop BFS’s trade finance offering and support more businesses as they expand internationally.”

Phil Tobin, managing director of trade finance at BFS, said: “Now, more than ever, importing and exporting businesses have an important role to play in the UK’s future economic success. Having access to funding, as well as the right global expertise and experience, is crucial to this.

“We’re pleased that Aman is joining our expanding trade finance team as we grow our support for businesses trading overseas.”

Formed in 1982, Bibby Financial Services is part of Bibby Line Group (BLG). The company works with over 10,000 businesses globally, with operations in 13 countries.

In February BFS announced it would extend its trade finance factoring to SME business.