Fresh Thinking Advisory is accelerating its growth plans with the appointment of Michael Collins as an associate director.

Michael joins the business from senior roles across financial consulting, debt funds and banking. He will work closely with Oliver Reece, managing director at Fresh Thinking Advisory.

Commenting on his new role, Michael said: “I join the team at Fresh Thinking Advisory at a time when business owners need help to find and manage funding more than ever. We are well-placed to help companies from a diverse range of sectors find the funding they need to grow and to use our decades of experience to help firms negotiate with existing lenders through the current tough market conditions.”

By providing impartial consultancy services, Leeds-based Fresh Thinking Advisory works with businesses looking for a wide range of new secured and unsecured finance options or dealing with current lenders. The company offers a whole-market service, specialising in corporate funding requirements.

Oliver Reece concluded: “Michael has a broad range of experience, which is critical in the current fragmented debt market. Businesses are facing a myriad of challenges, and it’s essential that we build our team with industry-leading talent.”