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03/07/2013

New Investment Executive boosts Finance Wales' North Wales team

Rhodri Evans, a former Relationship Manager at HSBC has joined Finance Wales as an Investment Executive in North Wales.

He will make debt, mezzanine and equity investments in Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) based in Anglessey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham from the Wales JEREMIE, SME Investment and Property Development Funds.

With investment staff based throughout Wales, Finance Wales provides SMEs with a local service and Evans will be based at the company’s St Asaph office where he will work alongside micro loans Investment Executive, Svetlana Goode.

Evans, who joined HSBC from university, is an experienced business banker. At HSBC he managed a portfolio of over 200 businesses located throughout North Wales operating in a range of sectors. He has significant experience in financial planning, invoice and asset finance as well as commercial mortgages.

“Finance Wales has invested in numerous North Wales busineses, including some of my former clients at HSBC. I’m impressed by Finance Wales’ flexible approach and local decision-making. Applications are considered on an individual basis to come up with a suitable investment package and I’m looking forward to working with my contacts to ensure even more businesses in North Wales understand what Finance Wales can offer,” explained Evans.

Deputy Fund Manager, Chris Griffiths welcomed Evans to Finance Wales. He said:

“Rhodri is an experienced and well-networked business banker with a great deal of local knowledge. He’s

built up a strong reputation with the business community in North Wales and understands the growth challenges they face.

“Finance Wales is committed to investing in growth businesses throughout Wales and we encourage our locally based staff to get to know the businesses we invest in to make sure our investments are tailored to their needs.”

Evans is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking with degrees in Banking and Finance and Biotechnology.

SMEs seeking investment can contact Rhodri Evans on 07881 093 530 or 0800 587 4140. He is based at Finance Wales’ North Wales office: OpTIC, Ffordd William Morgan, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph LL17 0JD.