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25/05/2016

Allison Routledge joins FW Capital’s North East team

FW Capital is pleased to welcome experienced commercial relationship manager Allison Routledge to their North East team. 

Allison has joined the Billingham office as an Investment Executive where she will be working with Nicky Atkinson to provide short term finance for North East businesses through the £10 million Tees Valley Catalyst Fund.

With over 30 years’ experience in commercial banking with HSBC, Allison will be helping ambitious North East businesses to bid for new contracts. The Tees Valley Catalyst Fund offers loans of between £100,000 and £2 million. Loans are typically offered for up to 24 months and can be used to fund bonds relating to contracts such as advance payment guarantees, performance and warranty bonds.

“I’m excited to be joining the team at this time. My experience with HSBC and the Tyne Tees Commercial Centre has allowed me to become very familiar with the needs of businesses in the North East, and I am looking forward to helping ambitious companies secure more contracts with our support,” Allison explained.

FW Capital’s North East team also manage the North East Growth Plus Fund, which has already invested over £20 million in more than 34 regional business and has recently been given an additional £3.75 million to invest in North East companies in 2016.

FW Capital’s North East Fund Manager, Joanne Whitfield welcomed Allison to the team: “It’s great to have someone with Allison’s experience on board. She has worked with a variety of businesses and sectors throughout her career in the local area and has an excellent understanding of the needs of expanding companies.”

Companies interested in loans from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund can contact Allison at FW Capital’s Billingham office at Wynard Park House, Wynard Business Park, Wynard, Billingham, TS22 5TB.

Tees Valley Catalyst Fund