Two senior bankers have joined the team of dealmakers at business development and funding specialist RedSky as the firm prepares to expand its work to help the region’s businesses secure funding for growth.
RedSky is based in Ripon and York and has access to nearly 100 funding sources ranging from high street lenders to individual sector specialists.
Adrian Caisley, who has been at Yorkshire Bank for almost 30 years, and Gareth Allen, who joins from Barclays where he was commercial manager, will work closely with companies and funding providers to secure capital and finance for business expansion and new ventures.
Peter Beresford, managing director of RedSky, said:
The addition of two experienced figures from the banking industry to our senior team will support our own business growth plans and enable us to do more deals with finance providers on behalf of our clients.
As well as intensifying our business financing operations, Gareth and Adrian’s experience in the banking sector will enable us to expand our strategic alliances with investors, venture capitalists and funding providers.
Adrian Caisley said:
Securing capital for growth and new business start ups is perceived to be a challenge in the current economic climate but from my experience with all sizes of business from start-ups to multi-million turnover companies I know that with the right support, advice and planning businesses can find the finance they need to take things to the next level.
Gareth Allen, who has also held senior management positions in the retail industry, specialising in performance management, team development and individual coaching, said strategic planning was essential if businesses were to secure the funding they were looking for.
Good communication is the key to success, and as a facilitator I find it incredibly rewarding to help business owners achieve their goals.