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Bibby Financial Services appoints Global Head of Innovation to lead the development of new products and services

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has appointed Jonathon Preen as its new Global Head of Innovation to help bolster its global business offering.

Jonathon joins BFS with over 8 years’ experience in leading innovation and creating new business models across a range of industries. Prior to joining BFS, Jonathon worked at HomeServe, where he served as Senior NPD & Innovation Manager. Jonathon has also worked in the product divisions of HSBC and the veterinary charity PDSA. 

During his time at HomeServe, Jonathon progressed through the innovation and commercial divisions to lead HomeServe’s efforts to develop new subscription models through IoT technology. He also worked with leading companies, such as Google, Honeywell and tado°, to create innovative solutions for homeowners to manage their heating and boiler performance.  

In his new role, Jonathon will be assessing new global markets and product sets for BFS to help support SMEs needs through new innovations. He will also be responsible for assessing and developing new partnerships and business models to help BFS leverage routes into new markets and offer innovative services to new and existing customers. 

Speaking of his appointment, Jonathon said: 

“BFS is an expert at helping SMEs add value to their business, and this position presents a host of opportunities to further enhance its offering. I am looking forward to introducing new technologies to the industry to help BFS maintain its position as a market leader worldwide. 

“The business is built upon a strong culture that focuses on doing the best for its customers, and it is a pleasure to be a part of this ethos.”

Alex Kousiopoulos, Global Product Director, added: 

“In 2019, SMEs find themselves confronted with an array of funding options. At BFS, we want to ensure that in all of our markets, we are continuously developing our products and services to help us and our customers stay ahead of the curve. 

“Jonathon’s diverse and highly successful background leaves us well placed to fulfil this goal and we’re very happy to have him on board.”

About Bibby Financial Services  

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) is a leading independent financial services partner to over 10,000 businesses worldwide.   

With over 40 operations in 14 countries spanning Asia, Europe and North America, BFS provides specialist and adaptable FX services, trade, asset and working capital finance, helping businesses to grow in domestic and international markets.  

Formed in 1982, BFS is part of the Bibby Line Group (BLG), a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.  

In 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 the business was awarded a place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking 42nd in the most recent poll.  

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