Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has appointed Paul Edmeades as the firm’s Head of Underwriting for Asset Based Lending. Edmeades joins the business from Shawbrook Business Credit, where his role was Business Development Director for over two years. He has also held previous positions at GE Commercial Finance and NMB Heller, and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry in Risk, Portfolio and Commercial roles. He will be based out of IGF’s Midlands office in Birmingham.