Bibby Financial Services has confirming the appointment of Amanda Bird as business development manager for the Queensland region.
Based in Brisbane, Bird will be responsible for driving new business in the region and will report to Allan Howe, the company’s Queensland state manager.
Gary Green, national sales director at Bibby Financial Services, says Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience working in business development and finance roles, seven years of which was spent in the debtor finance industry.
“The Queensland market is growing rapidly and represents 15% of total debtor factoring turnover, equivalent to A$62.9 billion in the 12 months to December 30, 2012.
“Our decision to strengthen our sales and operations team in Queensland is reflective of the potential we see in this market. We have firm plans to expand our presence in Queensland over the next 12 months and Amanda’s appointment will help build awareness of Bibby’s debtor finance solutions. Our recent small business survey found over 80% of small businesses Australia-wide are struggling with cash flow, and it is imperative that businesses know that an alternative solution, such as debtor finance, exists.”