22nd February 2022

Starting the year with a hat-trick of award nominations

A hat-trick of award nominations

We're glad to announce that in 2022 we've already received award nominations in three separate business awards. The team are hugely proud to be finalists for Best Service from an Invoice Finance Provider at the Business Moneyfacts Awards; High Growth Business of the Year at the Federation of Small Businesses Awards; and Resilience and Continuity at the Chartered Institute of Credit Management Awards.

It was our wonderful clients that nominated us for Best Service from an Invoice Finance Provider in numbers. The award is a key metric in the business finance market.

Chief Operations Officer, Claire Lewis, said “2021 was an excellent year for Optimum. Our team truly care about our clients and this shows in the service provision they offer, it’s easy to see why we’ve been nominated for these awards.”

2021 saw the re-emergence of a need for sustained business funding and we grew quickly to accommodate this. New members joined our team in every department and staff levels grew by over 25%.

This number includes additions to the Senior Leadership Team in former Microsoft Global Director of Service Engineering, Gordon McIntosh, to CTO; former Group Financial Controller of Propel, Vicky Williams to CFO; and the appointment of former UK Small Business Commissioner, Philip King, as a non-executive board member.

In addition to these leadership appointments, new hires throughout the company include Marketing, Sales, and Operations staff to facilitate a greater number of clients and IT staff inline with Optimum’s technology advancement plans.

Chief Executive Officer, Ant Persse, said “It’s brilliant to be recognised for the support that we give to the UK’s SME community. We’re passionate about helping our clients succeed and it’s clear that this comes through after these nominations.”

At Optimum Finance, we utilise innovative technology to offer a range of flexible funding solutions, which grow alongside your business. Get an instant quote for the amount of funding you could access by entering your annual turnover into our finance calculator. Products include invoice discounting and factoring that can boost your cashflow and give you access to a dedicated credit control team.

Email or call us to speak to our experienced team of experts and find out how invoice finance could help your business. We pride ourselves on getting things done quickly and providing access to cash within 24 hours of approval. We are passionate about finding solutions and delivering to clients’ needs.