About

Brief history

Rural Finance was formed in 2004 and is now run by 2 directors ; Andrew Glover & Mike Latham.

Today, we are one of the largest Agricultural & Commercial Finance Brokering Network throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, whilst we are known as Rural Finance we have grown as a network and now offer finance solutions to every industry with a range of brokers who specialise in commercial, retail, construction finance, real-estate & professional loans.

Meet the Directors:

Andrew Glover – Director
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2004

  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – The staff are great to work with, they make you welcome, efficient and easy to work with.

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Gladiator

  • Go to drink – Lager

  • Sports Team – Kilmarnock Football Club

Mike Latham – Director
  • July 2004. I was one of the 11 Directors which started this journey at Silverstone, British GP

  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – The company was established to provide protection for a group of like-minded brokers, by the way of:
    a.Larger pool of business giving us more recognition within the market
    b.Provision of a central compliance department, safeguarding our futures
    c.Multiple Funders
    d.Competition to maintain the best products being available for our customers
    e.Working with professionals who want to be the best in the industry
    f.Support from the wealth on knowledge within our team
    g.Great colleagues

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Grand Tour / Top Gear

  • Go to drink – Real Ale, but like to experience all types of alcohol

  • Sports Team – Red Bull F1

Meet the Staff:

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Helen Gaines – Business Development Manager
  • Years at Rural Finance – 2022
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – Fantastic team, feels like one big family
  • Favourite film / TV Show – Step Brothers
  • Go to drink – Ice cold large glass of Cotes de Provence Rose
  • Sports Team – Tottenham Hotspur
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Collette Dawson – Compliance Officer
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2021
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – Nice working environment
  • Favourite film / TV Show – Inglorious Bastards
  • Go to drink – Vodka, Soda with fresh lime
  • Sports team – I don’t support any specific teams or sport –I do like to watch New Zealand play Rugby though…

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Liz Berry – Commissions
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2006
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – I like our friendly, personal touch and the fact that we care about our brokers and each other!

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Wizard of Oz
  • Go to drink – Martini
  • Sports Team – Wrexham AFC
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Marion Jones – Commissions
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2015
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – I like working here as work with people who care about what they do

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Out of Africa
  • Go to drink – Anything that takes my fancy
  • Sports Team – Manchester United
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Debbie Roberts – Accounts
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2006
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – An extremely friendly and flexible company to work for
  • Favourite film / TV Show – Anchor Man / Saturday Kitchen
  • Go to drink – Gin & Tonic
  • Sports Team – Manchester United, Wrexham, Aston Villa
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Aled Linden – Accounts
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2020
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – The friendly office
  • Favourite film / TV Show – Airplane / Better Call Saul
  • Go to drink – Wrexham Lager
  • Sports team – The mighty Swansea City
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Karen Hosie – Administrator / Marketing
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2017
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – I enjoy working at Rural as it is a friendly office, close to home. It is also good that when we suggest changes to be made for the better, we work together to make this happen.

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Loved the new Top Gun and the old one of course. I don’t really watch a lot of TV maybe a crime drama

  • Go to drink – Pretty much any drink a nice Gin would be my preference.
  • Sports Team – I support LFC as far as football is concerned. But I do run Wrexham Netball Club with a friend, we have about 100 girls/ladies registered so that keeps me busy

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Helen Linden – Administrator
  • Joined Rural Finance – 2018
  • Why you like working for Rural Finance – you are given the freedom to work using your own initiative. I feel valued as a member of a very friendly bunch of people at Head Office and we all get along, despite the varied age differences!

  • Favourite film / TV Show – Gladiator
  • Go to drink – Porn Star Martini
  • Sports team – Welsh Rugby team
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