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Nucleus Commercial Finance adds South East BDM

Nucleus Commercial Finance has appointed Sam Percival (pictured) as business development manager (BDM) for London and the South East. 


Percival, who previously worked for Nucleus in 2016, rejoins after serving as regional director at asset-backed lender Ultimate Finance for four years.

Before these positions, he held various regional sales roles for lenders Aldermore Bank and Credit Agricole.

He will be responsible for driving growth and building small to medium enterprise (SME) relationships in London and the wider area, working across the whole of Nucleus’ product range, from cash flow finance to asset-back loans.

As the UK economy reopens, Percival will help scale Nucleus and meet SMEs’ evolving financing needs to not just ride out the remaining effect of lockdowns but make investments to thrive in the new, more digital economy.

Chirag Shah, chief executive of Nucleus Commercial Finance, said: “We’re delighted to have Sam return to Nucleus.

“Having always focused on the South East, he brings with him a strong network and passion for helping SMEs access financing that fits their needs.

“Sam’s appointment is testament to our commitment to the market, continuing to build relationships with key introducer networks to get our tailored solutions into the hands of businesses that need them.”

Percival added: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining as the business continues to ramp up innovation across its products.

“As a fintech, Nucleus is leading the pack in harnessing technology to ensure SMEs get the critical working capital facilities they need fast.

“Having played a vital role lending £200m to businesses as part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Nucleus’ broad product range puts the lender in a strong position to provide flexible finance as SMEs are eager to kickstart their businesses.”

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