A top corporate banker at the Royal Bank Of Scotland has been headhunted to join the team at Birmingham-based sales finance company Liquidity.
Josie Mander arrives as sales manager with a brief to expand its market share.
She is joined by new client managers, Tracey Nixon and Maureen Nicolls.
Liquidity has just reported that its total lending has climbed from a standing start to over £9 million in little more than a year.
The firm, which provides trade finance, credit control services and sales finance, currently has over 50 clients and 16 employees.
Ms Mander said: "My aim is to increase our lending significantly over the next few months."
David Totney, who helped to of 2004, said the last year had shown positive trends for the company.
"We have established our name and branding and the strengthening of our sales function has come at the right time for us."
Meanwhile David Jamieson is joining RBS in Birmingham as associate director, corporate and structured finance.
Previously an associate director with KPMG Corporate Finance, he returns to the bank which he left in 2000.
During his time at KPMG, Mr Jamieson was based in the Birmingham office and worked on a number of major transactions including the IBO of Dignity Funerals, the MBO of TMI Foods and the disposal of 3d Education and Adventure by Center Parcs.
Welcoming the appointment Tom Cawley, regional director, corporate and structured finance, Midlands, said: "A very experienced and well-known operator in the Midlands marketplace, his knowledge and contact base is a valuable addition to our team."
Mr Jamieson said: "I am delighted to return to RBS. We have a very strong and experienced leveraged finance team covering the Midlands and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance our customer proposition and develop new business opportunities for the bank across the whole of the region."