The FSE Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Allen Hall as Head of Funds, East of England.
Allen has spent his 35-year banking career within both the corporate and commercial sectors, holding senior positions with large institutions including NatWest, Santander and RBS. Most recently, Allen was appointed Regional Director for Reliance Bank, and was responsible for developing commercial business in the Midlands and East of England. Allen will be based out of the Ipswich office heading up a team of Investment Managers and Grant Scheme Managers.
Julie Silvester, Head of Commercial commented: “We welcome Allen as Head of Funds for the East of England region. He brings with him a wealth of experience which will expand and grow The FSE Group’s strong history in supporting SMEs across the East of England. I am pleased to welcome Allen to The FSE Group and feel that his professional approach and forward-thinking mindset will be a fantastic edition to our already well-established East of England Team.”
The FSE Group manage several funds across The East of England including: The East of England Regional Growth Loan Schemes, Herts LEP SME Growth Loan Scheme, Hertfordshire Business Expansion Grant Scheme and the New Anglia Growing Business Fund. Through these funds eligible SMEs can secure up to £500k in funding. To date the loan funds have supported over 225 businesses agreeing more than £27.5m and leveraging a further £75m of other finance into growth-oriented SMEs. Companies supported have created nearly 1,100 new jobs in the East of England region.
Allen Hall, Head of Funds, East of England added: “I am very pleased to have joined The FSE Group after working in financial services across the East of England for over 20 years. My background has enabled me to gain a thorough insight into the financial industry from both a national and regional perspective which I will use to support and champion local businesses. I am really looking forward to working with the team, so that we can further expand our client portfolio and provide the much-needed access to finance for our region’s growing SMEs, which will in turn strengthen the region’s economy.”