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FOLK2FOLK appoints Claire Thayers as Chapter Development Manager

PUBLISHED: 09:57 06 February 2018

Claire Thayers is appointed Chapter Development Manager at FOLK2FOLK

Claire Thayers is appointed Chapter Development Manager at FOLK2FOLK

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FOLK2FOLK, the national, award-winning lending platform for local and rural business announces the appointment of Claire Thayers as its Chapter Development Manager in a newly created role

She joins FOLK2FOLK at an important growth point for the rural lending business, as it focuses on growing its Local Lending Movement to help hundreds more rural businesses across Britain access the necessary finance for growth, development and diversification. Her role will be to raise FOLK2FOLK’s profile across the South West and Three Counties regions, improving awareness of its offering to both Borrowers looking for secured debt finance and for local professional partners that can refer clients to the business. She will be responsible for integrating FOLK2FOLK within the business communities where agriculture, food and drink production, leisure and tourism are key industries in those regions. She will also be FOLK2FOLK’s representative with local chambers of commerce, borough councils and other external organisations that play an important role in our rural business communities.

Claire Thayers has been a prominent business figure in Cornwall and the Cotswolds for many years, with a proven track record of establishing successful programmes that support rural and local business growth having worked with Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Visit Cornwall, and the Association of Gloucestershire Business Groups. Most recently, she worked with Gloucester Rugby and Gloucestershire Cricket, founding the Gloucestershire Forwards bi-monthly breakfasts to create a space where businesses and communities can meet, and start conversations to create long-term partnerships to benefit the county.

Giles Cross (CEO FOLK2FOLK): “We’re delighted that Claire has joined our growing team. Building a strong and vibrant rural economy is vital to our long-term wellbeing and Claire’s knowledge, experience and passion for local sustainable business will only strengthen FOLK2FOLK’s reputation as a trusted enabler of rural businesses, supporting their plans for growth, development and diversification. Her participation in and commitment to The Local Lending Movement will, I have no doubt, help us accelerate awareness of our offering and what we’re trying to achieve.”

Claire Thayers (Chapter Development Manager FOLK2FOLK): “I feel very privileged and excited to be joining the FOLK2FOLK team. The opportunity to directly help local and rural businesses is something I am very much looking forward to getting involved in. I have been a big advocate of FOLK2FOLK since meeting them several years ago whilst living in Cornwall. I feel that they have a compelling offering that is fair to both Borrowers and Lenders, and can really make a difference to our rural economy.”

FOLK2FOLK is positioning itself as the “go-to” provider for rural, local and farming businesses seeking secured finance for growth, development and diversification. Formed in 2013, the company exists to help create and sustain financially and socially successful local communities, empowering local businesses by matching them directly with Lenders seeking an inflation beating interest rate through its award-winning Peer-to-Peer lendin­­­­g platform.

FOLK2FOLK is a financial services provider committed to the values of decency, transparency and fair exchange, working to create positive, well priced customer outcomes in timely fashion, offering access to business finance using modern methodology whilst delivering good, old fashioned customer service.

Visit the FOLK2FOLK website here.

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