BCRS appoints financial controller

BCRS - Financial Controller - Stephen Deakin

BCRS – Financial Controller – Stephen Deakin

BCRS (Black Country Reinvestment Society) the non-bank lender has appointed a new financial controller due to the “exceptional” growth the business has witnessed over the past two years.

Stephen Deakin who takes up the role has worked in finance sector for slightly less than a full 12 years within a variety of businesses and across a number of differing industry sectors. With the businesses he previously worked at ranging from sole traders to a group of companies having a turnover in excess of more than £600m. With the majority of his clients being SMEs.

Mr Deakin commented upon his arrival to the Black Country Reinvestment Society by saying “I have joined BCRS as a member of the senior management team. This will allow me to use my finance background to help develop the strategy of the organisation and drive the business even further forward.

“I am also a firm believer that non-bank lenders like BCRS have a large part to play in sustaining the economic recovery by giving businesses in the West Midlands access to finance to allow them to create jobs and grow.”

BCRS still growing after 12 years

BCRS (Black Country Reinvestment Society) recently celebrated another year of growth after increasing business lending to local West Midlands based businesses by more than 40 per cent in 2013.

Since being established in 2002 as the Black Country Reinvestment Society, they have lent in excess of £16.8million to local West Midlands businesses.

Chief executive Paul Kalinauckas of BCRS added: “We are very pleased to add another experienced person such as Stephen Deakin to our growing team. Stephen will help shape and direct the organisation’s growth plans and we look forward to benefiting from the insight and experience that he will bring to BCRS now and into the future.”