2019 was a record breaking year for the Funding Circle partnerships team. To date, this team and all their registered partners have helped facilitate over £150 million across more than 1400 businesses, impacting the lives of countless business owners within numerous sectors. We believe our referral partners will be integral in allowing Funding Circle to deliver a faster and better service to more small businesses this year.
Fran Warrington has recently taken over as Head of Referral Partnerships for the UK. Fran has been with Funding Circle for just over a year, working with many of our key partners during this time and building partnerships in the London and South East region. Prior to Funding Circle, Fran worked in other commercial roles including Google, Gartner and Start Up Loans.
Fran and the team are excited to grow to a team of 12, and in doing so, being able to support even more partners throughout 2020. Things to look out for will be:
As they continue to grow this year, Fran and the team will be joined in by 3 new team members in the London and Northern regions. Ronan Gallagher joins as Partnerships Manager, Angus Pollard and Emi Siemieniako both join as Partnerships Executives. All 3 have extensive experience working with both partners and borrowers in the lending space.
The partnerships team and wider business value our registered partners and will continue to look for new opportunities to enhance our partner experience. Over 2020 the team will be in attendance at many events, partner conferences and will also be taking part in a Funding Circle Charity Gala.
Key strategic partners in 2020 will be essential to our continued success and the team was excited to announce the onboarding of the TaxAssist Group at the end of 2019.
“Funding Circle exists to support the growth of small businesses. Through our partnership with TaxAssist Group, we look forward to helping their small business clients access the finance they need to go even further. We offer a modern approach to finance; a simple online application powered by innovative technology and data analytics, accessible no matter where a business is based.”
Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle UK MD
2019 was an amazing year for the Partnerships team, they helped facilitate over £65 million to over 600 businesses. They also onboarded numerous partners across the country, who are now able to offer their clients different options and a more enhanced service. As we move into 2020, Funding Circle recognise how integral for all our registered partners and their clients will be in enabling us to achieve our goals. We understand the importance you will play as we continue to build a better financial world and help more businesses go further.