Independent Growth Finance (IGF), has appointed Alex Rowe as Asset Based Lending (ABL) director. In this role, Alex will focus on origination activity in the Thames Valley.

Alex has 14 years’ experience working in the ABL industry, starting his career in 2008 at Bibby Financial Services as a Relationship Manager. Since then, Alex has developed a strong track record in improving SME’s cash flow through alternative funding. Providing facilities for every stage of a business’ journey including start-up finance, MBOs and acquisitions, as well as general working capital. His industry experience will support IGF’s growth ambitions and presence in the Thames Valley.

Commenting on his appointment, Alex said: “This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the team at IGF. I am looking forward to increasing the diversity of finance options available to Thames Valley and London businesses, ultimately helping to unlock their growth potential.”

Michael Fletcher, commercial director at IGF, added: “After another record-breaking year of growth in 21/22, we continue to see demand for IGF’s relationship focussed lending and innovative ABL solutions. We are excited therefore to bring Alex onboard, further growing IGF’s presence into the Thames Valley, where we will continue to support the business community and borrowers alike.