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Jon Clauson

Founder, Director

Launched Creative Capital in 2010

One of the first funders in the UK to offer Selective Invoice Finance, Jon was convinced that British businesses needed a fast and flexible cash flow solution in order to support growth.

This proved to be the case, within four years more than £30,000,000 invoices have been handled by the team, unlocking cash for small business owners across the UK.

Creative Trade Finance has now been launched offering a range of stock finance solutions, Jon oversees both businesses as they expand nationwide.

    Dai Rees

    Director

    Joined Creative Capital in 2010

    Following a successful career within asset finance, banking and funding Dai proved to be the perfect partner for Creative Capital.

    Heading the risk management and underwriting function, he delivers a high level of support to our customers.  With genuine empathy and understanding for business owners he supports the team in delivering ‘same day’ in principal funding decisions to our customers.

      Keith Bolton

      Director, Trade Finance

      Joined Creative Capital in 2014

      Following 33 years in banking working across Liverpool, Manchester and London, Keith set up the Trade Finance division of his previous employer, growing this into an established brand in the North West over a four year period.

      He joined Creative Capital as a Director in May 2014 in order to establish our Trade Finance division, bringing with him a wealth of experience and contacts.

      You can find out more about the products Keith provides - Creative Business Finance | Asset Finance Bridging

        Sam Forshaw

        Sales and Marketing Director

        Joined Creative Capital in 2012

        With a background of over 15 years in the credit insurance and invoice finance markets, Sam joined the company to look after introducer and new business development.

        With the growth of the company, Sam's role has developed to Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for managing the sales team and overall marketing strategy.

          Jo Stanley-Milnes

          Operations and Client Relationship Manager

          Joined Creative Capital in 2014

          Having worked within banking and financial services for over 18 years, Jo’s experience covers underwriting operations, risk assessment, and team management.

          Jo works with both our invoice finance and trade finance clients to ensure transactions are completed by assisting with documentation and facility management. She is also responsible for internal credit control and day to day accounting.

           

           

            Mark Frost

            Trade Finance, Operations Manager

            Joined Creative Capital in 2014

            With over 30 years experience within banking and trade finance, Mark has worked within and managed both import and export departments for most of his career. He has worked in companies of all sizes - from small family owned businesses, to multinational PLCs and banks.

            Mark works alongside Keith to ensure that customer funding for trade finance is available for the purchase of goods. He also ensures that all documentation is correct and plays a vital part in making our facilities work seamlessly for our clients.

              Chris Bolton

              Business Development Executive

              Joined Creative Capital in 2015

              Chris Bolton joined Creative Capital having worked mainly in the translation industry. Fluent in French, as well as proficient in German and Spanish, Chris mainly worked on project management. Here he would liaise with clients, linguists and the sales team to ensure projects were delivered on time, on budget, and meet the client’s needs.

              Chris joined Creative Capital to help further develop our introducer base and continue to grow the Selective Invoice Finance book.

                Ken Frackleton

                Credit Control

                Joined in 2015.

                Ken brings over 20 years’ experience within Credit Control to the team at Creative Capital. Carrying a level 3 diploma from the Institute of Credit Managers, as well as several other industry qualifications, Ken worked within companies of all sizes, from large multinationals, to smaller independent businesses.

                Ken will be working with Creative Capitals’ clients and debtors on a daily basis. Ensuring all funding transactions run smoothly, he will work with them from debt verification through to collection of cash.

                  Lisa Jenrick

                  Operations and Credit Management

                  Joined in 2015

                  With over 30 years’ experience within the banking sector, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge to Creative Capital. Lisa’s background ranges from customer facing branch banking, to working with SMEs within corporate banking, to risk management and compliance.

                  Lisa will be working within our underwriting function to help set up new facilities for clients and to add new debtors to our systems. She also work with current clients to ensure transactions are financed quickly and efficiently.

                    Guy Jones

                    Business Development Manager

                    Joined in 2015

                    Guy has joined Creative Capital with a strong background in the invoice finance market, bringing 15 years plus of experience in business development. Selling factoring, invoice discounting and trade finance, Guy has worked with independent, as well as bank led lenders.

                    Guy manages the Midlands area, and is responsible for working with clients, brokers, and other introducers to further enhance our presence in the region.

                      Carlos Gonzalez

                      Business Development Manager

                      Joined Creative Capital in 2016

                      Carlos joins the Creative Capital with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the finance world. With around 25 years’ experience of banking, invoice finance and trade finance in Spain and UK, Carlos has joined to manage the South East. Looking after introducer, prospect and client relationships in the area, Carlos will be essential to the growth plans of Creative Capital.

                      Carlos also holds various financial qualifications, including a Master’s in Business Administration, Expert Degree in Taxation, and he is currently working towards his 2nd Masters in Finance, as well as his ACCA at London School of Business and Finance.