Bibby Financial Services is strengthening its export factoring division with the appointment of Unni Henning as managing director.

Henning will be responsible for expanding the firm’s international finance services and growing its current client base to fund UK businesses trading globally.

With more than 22 years of industry experience, Henning was previously managing director at Nordea Finance, where she was responsible for factoring products across Scandinavia and the Baltics.

While at Nordea, she was also on the executive committee of factors chain international, where she developed and ran specialised training courses for member factoring companies around the world.

Henning says: “With a weak pound and a drive to increase exports, there are huge opportunities for UK businesses to take advantage of, and we are there to help them along that road.”

“Our international services, which currently provide specialist funding facilities to UK businesses selling to 97 countries is available not only to experienced exporters but those now considering moving into exporting for the first time,” she adds.