BFS Ireland appoints Garry Holligan as BDM for Greater Dublin area and Eastern Ireland

Updated: 26 November 2021

Bibby Financial Services Ireland, a leading provider of funding solutions to Irish SMEs, has appointed Garry Holligan as Business Development Manager for the Greater Dublin area and Eastern Ireland.

Garry joins Bibby Financial Services Ireland after spending over 20 years with Bank of Ireland assisting SMEs in a variety of operational and commercial roles, including significant time spent in lending and debt restructuring. His most recent role was as Head of Banking for County Meath, where he was responsible for revenue growth strategy and business delivery across 19 product lines.

Amongst his qualifications, Garry a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice, Professional Diploma in Project Management and a Certificate in SME lending from the Institute of Bankers.

At Bibby Financial Services Ireland, Garry will work with the team of Business Development Managers at Bibby Financial Services Ireland. This team constitutes of Stephen McCarthy, who is Head of Business Development and is also responsible for the Munster region and Bryan Gray who provides invoice finance, International Trade and Bad Debt Protection for SMEs across the West of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the midlands area. Bryan previously worked with Euler Hermes UK and Ireland as Business Development Manager before his recent appointment to Bibby Financial Services Ireland.

Bibby Financial Services Ireland is part of Bibby Financial Services Group, an independent financial services partner to over 10,000 businesses across 10 countries. Based in Sandyford, the Irish operation was established in 2006 and has an expert team of 30 employees working with SMEs on the island of Ireland.

Bibby Financial Services Ireland holds key partnerships with both Permanent TSB, offering customers an enhanced range of funding solutions designed to improve cash flow and fund their growth ambitions. and the Strategic Banking Council of Ireland, providing access to the Covid-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme and individual facilities of up to €1 million for eligible customers.

Mark O’Rourke, Managing Director at Bibby Financial Services Ireland, says: “Garry is a hugely experienced and talented leader. As we continue to build out our regional teams, Garry’s deep knowledge and insights will be of significant value to Bibby. His appointment will be key for us to continue to grow our organisation while also giving our partners a vital resource to help them innovate through our broad range of financial services. This role is vital in providing further support for businesses who are looking to come out of a challenging economic period for all SMEs and manage cashflow issues to look to grow into 2022.”