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Richard Pepler: mini driving test

Watch as Optimum Finance CEO Richard Pepler talks discusses why he believes new SME owners should take a mini driving test before they can begin trading in the UK:  

Purplefish case study part 2

Find out how PR Agency Purplefish has benefited by using invoice finance in part two of our case study video

Invoice finance firm announces partnership with leading provider of finance directors

Specialist lender Optimum Finance has announced a collaboration with Tectona Partnership to broaden its business support offering and complement its range of services. Tectona Partnership provides flexible and cost-effective finance director (FD) or chief financial officer (CFO) services for owner-managed SME businesses with a turnover of between £1 and £20 million, covering cash flow, financial …read more

Further expansion and investment in new technology for invoice finance firm as SMEs continue to seek new funding sources

Optimum Careers

Specialist in SME finance Optimum Finance has published its first quarter results for 2019 to show growth of 15% in Q1 over Q4 in 2018, and 166% growth compared to Q1 in 2018, as small and medium-sized enterprises continue the upwards trend of using invoice finance and factoring services to manage cash flow. The business …read more

Optimum Finance continues UK-wide expansion with appointment of new regional sales director

Lynn-Marie Stephenson

Invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has appointed Lynn-Marie Stephenson as regional sales director for the North, highlighting the company’s continued nationwide growth. Based in Harrogate, Lynn-Marie will drive business development across a significant geographical region, building on contacts throughout Yorkshire and the North East. Her appointment reflects Optimum Finance’s significant expansion in just two years …read more

Why drinks brands should use invoice finance as a business pick-me-up

The UK drinks market has been experiencing a boom in recent years, the gin category alone reached record highs in the summer of 2019 with sales, both home and abroad, peaking at £2.2 billion, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). Even the previously static Whisky market has seen an increase in sales …read more

What does a healthy business look like? Top assessment criteria

by Richard Pepler, CEO of Optimum Finance It’s a common story. A new business is launched, proves a big hit, grows quickly and appears to be a huge success. It takes on more staff, moves into a bigger premises, attracts bigger contracts, then suddenly, out of the blue, it collapses. More than half of new …read more

Brexit bull

By Richard Pepler, CEO Optimum Finance If there’s a horse at Cheltenham this week called ‘Brexit Bull’ I strongly urge you to put a hefty bet on it. It’s sure to be a good runner. No matter whether you voted in or out way back in 2016 – I don’t think any member of the …read more

Calling all recruitment agencies: why you should be using invoice finance

The recruitment sector has seen record growth in recent years and has continued to boom with an 11 per cent rise in total industry turnover recorded in 2017/2018, reaching a record £35.7 billion according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Of that, REC reports that £30.85 billion was generated through temp and contract recruitment …read more

With uncertainty ahead, what can you do to future proof your business?

By Richard Pepler, CEO of Optimum Finance The economy is growing at its slowest rate for six years while business investment actually dropped throughout 2018, according to government figures – the first time it has fallen for four consecutive quarters since the economic downturn in 2009. There are no prizes for guessing why. Brexit uncertainty …read more