Cooper Parry has hired Mark Huddlestone as a refinance manager within the restructuring team at the group’s Leicester office.
Huddlestone’s role at Cooper Parry will be to meet client demands for refinancing advisory support. The firm is responding to growing demand from SMEs, who find their long standing funding and banking relationships challenged.
Cooper Parry’s business refinance offering is aimed at helping SMEs needing additional financial support, where traditional routes to finance are constrained, to secure the funding most appropriate to their business’s needs, on terms they can afford.
Announcing the appointment, the Midlands-based restructuring and recovery outfit noted Huddlestone’s considerable banking experience, having spent over 25 years in banking and SME finance, in the provision of asset finance, invoice finance, commercial banking and property finance.
Tyrone Courtman, partner and head of the firms restructuring team said: “We are thrilled to have Mark join us and help us bridge the gap in providing a complete solution to clients’ funding needs. Mark has a wealth of experience which will, I am sure prove invaluable to our clients. He will be a great asset to the Restructuring team in delivering our Business Refinance proposition.
“His appointment reflects the changes we are making to ensure clients are best served in the current economic climate and it’s great to see the firm’s commitment to the development of our team in this area.”
Huddlestone, originally from Middlesbrough has lived and worked in the Midlands for over 14 years. He is a very keen photographer outside of work, enjoys anything outdoors and is a long suffering Middlesbrough fan!
He added: “I’m looking forward to combining my banking experience with the wider business advisory skills found within the firm to really make a difference in helping owner managed businesses’ find solutions to their funding needs.
“This could simply be looking at alternative financing options, or it could be much more involved in helping business owners understand what is truly driving the funding needs within their business and how they might go about mitigating them.”