Chief Executive Officer Funding Options
Conrad Ford is founder and Chief Executive of Funding Options, the UK’s leading online marketplace for business finance. This year Funding Options will raise £100m+ for thousands of UK SMEs, from 50+ alternative funding providers. In addition to being one of the first registered Account Information Services Providers, Funding Options is one of three platforms selected by HM Treasury for the mandatory Bank Referral Scheme requiring major banks to work with alternative SME lenders, and is responsible for the majority of successful cases through the scheme. Conrad regularly appears in UK national press such as the Times, Telegraph and BBC discussing SME finance, and previously worked in the group strategy team at Barclays.