ThinCats makes new appointment to lead healthcare push

ThinCats, the lender to mid-sized SMEs, has appointed Richard Henshaw as Director, National Development, Healthcare, who will focus on lending opportunities across the healthcare sector.

Richard’s role, adding to the firm’s Sheffield team, will be to raise ThinCats’ profile in the sector and lead the launch of a new healthcare fund. This will focus on providing lending options to residential, nursing and dementia care homes as well as the many specialist care homes in the field.

Richard comes with more than twenty years of experience across financial services and healthcare, including 13 years with RBS and AIB, and eight years with healthcare specialist brokers, Chandler & Co. Additionally, Richard has six years’ direct experience as a care home owner.

Richard will work closely with Head of Sales, Mike Hackett and Director, Regional Business Development, Kevin Steven.

Richard Henshaw, Director, National Development Healthcare, ThinCats: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a sector of the economy that desperately needs funding options. As someone with experience from both sides, I’m keen to support good operators in the sector who are looking to grow, but are being badly let down by traditional funding options.

“It’s great to be working with some familiar faces and I’m looking forward to working alongside Kevin to build out the healthcare portfolio.”

Mike Hackett, Head of Sales: “You would struggle to find anyone with as much knowledge and experience of the sector as Richard. Social care is an important public policy and providing finance to care homes and other areas of the healthcare sector is a key focus for the years ahead.

“Richard adds further strength and depth to our expanding Sheffield team at a time when the banks continue to cut back on their regional presence.”