Rhiannon Wilkinson joins Finance Wales’ Micro Loans Team
Rhiannon Wilkinson has joined Finance Wales’ micro loans team, covering South East Wales as a
Senior Investment Executive.
Rhiannon Wilkinson has joined Finance Wales’ micro loans team,
covering South East Wales as a Senior Investment
Wilkinson joins the team of three Investment Executives based
throughout Wales providing a local service focused making micro
loans of between £1,000 and £50,000.
Micro loans of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available from
Finance Wales from the £6 million Wales Micro-business Loan Fund as
well as the £150 million Wales JEREMIE Fund. Finance Wales
can also provide follow on funding to support the growth of the
business. additional loans as businesses grow.
Having worked for Finance Wales for over 10 years Wilkinson has
considerable experience working with both start-up and established
Demand for micro loans from Finance Wales more than doubled in
the 2012 -13 financial year, compared to the previous financial
year. Since the launch of the fund in April 2013 Finance
Wales has supported more than 60 businesses across Wales investing
nearly £1 million.
Wilkinson is pleased to be joining Finance Wales’ micro loans
team. She said: “A wide range of small businesses in Wales
can now benefit from Finance Wales’ micro loans. They continue to
be popular with start-ups and micro businesses because they can
help with a variety of practical requirements such as start-up
costs, capital expenditure and stock purchases. Added to
this, businesses often use them to unlock much-needed additional
“I’ve specialised in investing in small businesses throughout my
career at Finance Wales and I’ve seen the impact relatively small,
focused investments can have. I’m looking forward to
developing relationships with small businesses in South East Wales
and also building my network of advisers,” she added.
Welcoming Wilkinson to the team, Fund Manager, Nicola Edwards
said: “Rhiannon has a great deal of experience investing in small
businesses and she’s worked with many excellent businesses all over
Wales who are making good use of Finance Wales’ investments.
“I’d urge other businesses to think about whether or not a micro
loan could be just what they need to give their plans a boost and
contact Rhiannon. We have a streamlined application process
which means we can be responsive to businesses’ needs.”
Microbusinesses seeking investment can contact Rhiannon on 0800
The Micro-business Loan Fund was a key recommendation of the
independent Micro-business Task and Finish Group commissioned by
the Welsh Government.