Legion Trade Finance has hired a business development director, Chris Divers.

Divers joins Legion from Intelligent Funding Group, where he had been working as sales director since May 2014. Before his latest role, Divers was director of sales – North for Leumi ABL.

Legion CEO Mike Yiannis says the new hire is part of the company’s continued growth strategy to provide financing for UK SMEs: “We have ambitious plans to grow our loan book over the next few years and Chris will be a key part of that process. He’s an experienced finance professional who will focus on the corporate sector. Legion has no limit to the amount of funding we can offer SMEs and Chris has a wealth of experience in delivering larger ticket deals.”