Sales team


Julian Hornby



A keen sportsman, Julian spends his weekends playing football or cricket. He has recently added surfing to his roster and can normally be found on the various coastlines of the UK, aspiring to be the next Kelly Slater.

  • BSc, Management (Accounting and Finance), University of Manchester
  • Chartered management accountant (CIMA, 2019) 
  • Joined the team in 2015
+44 (0)20 3854 3530

Sinead Johnson



Sinead is in her happy place when spending time with family and friends, especially by the sea and with her dog, Sammy. Passionate about travelling and food, she also loves keeping fit and has completed various charity events, such as Tough Mudder.

  • Qualified chartered banker with two decades of experience 
  • Supports businesses with working capital, M&A and growth finance
  • Based in Bristol but covers the UK
+44 (0)7884 696637
Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart

Regional director


Tom enjoys city life, catching up with his network and socialising with friends. He’s also a keen sportsman who plays competitive football and golf at the weekends, and once a year, he can be found escaping London with a backpack.

  • Started his career at RBS in Manchester, as an assistant relationship manager 
  • Worked at Bibby Financial Services for six-and-a-half years
  • Moved to London to become a corporate manager
+44 (0)7783 767260

Howard Sturgeon

Business development executive


Howard loves travelling and spent six years living in the US, where he visited more than 25 states, 17 cities and six national parks. He is a keen supporter of Charlton Athletic and a distinguished footballer who has played in England, Sweden and the US.

  • BASc, Business Management; BA, Sport Management
  • Previously worked for Republic Business Credit
  • Experience of both the UK and US financial markets
+44 (0)7548 298458

Vicki Taylor



A keen runner with marathons under her belt, Vicki loves escaping to the Lake District and is planning to walk all 214 Wainwrights. She is teaching herself (slowly) to play the piano and remains a 1990s indie girl at heart, forever praying that Oasis will reform.

  • BA, Politics, University of Liverpool
  • Began her career in asset-based lending in 2007
  • Previously worked for ABN AMRO, RBS and Entrepreneurial Spark
+44 (0)7933 821501

Jack Trowbridge

Commercial director


Still holding on to his aspirations of making it as a professional sportsman in some shape or form, Jack can often be found on the football pitch, tennis court or golf course, slowly coming to terms with reality.

  • BA, English, University of Bristol
  • Co-founded the fintech lender GapCap (now part of Growth Lending) in 2014
  • Played a key role in achieving Growth Lending’s CBILS accreditation in 2020
+44 (0)7525 118397