Simply Business announces new CFO

Neil Edwards joins the UK’s Best Company to Work For and UK’s favourite business insurance provider.

Edwards joins Simply Business from online money transfer company MoneyGram Ltd International, where he was Vice President of Finance across Europe, Africa and Emerging Markets.

Edwards brings over 20 years’ experience of working in finance to his role at Simply Business after holding senior positions at leading firms such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal. Throughout his career he has also held a number of international roles and worked in Sydney and New York.

The appointment comes just months after Simply Business was named the 2015 Best Company to Work For by The Sunday Times, adding to the firm’s other accomplishments such as its position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and Sunday Times Tech Track 100 companies.

Jason Stockwood, CEO of Simply Business, said: “We are delighted to welcome Neil to the team. His wealth of experience in the finance sector will be an invaluable asset as we look to build on this year’s already considerable successes. As Simply Business grows, Neil will be instrumental in driving the company ahead and we look forward to what we can achieve in 2015 and beyond.”

Neil Edwards, CFO of Simply Business, added: “Simply Business is an innovative business disrupting the insurance market to benefit small and micro businesses across the UK. I am excited to be a part of their development and believe I am joining at a pivotal time for the company.”

This appointment follows the recent addition of Phil Zeidler as Chairman of Simply Business in March this year.

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Nithiya Gnanathas/ Arthur Trousdell

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About Simply Business

Simply Business is the UK’s biggest business insurance provider, specialising in public liability insurance for SMEs and landlord insurance.

Launched in 2005, Simply Business provides an online brokerage service delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. It has a team of UK based insurance specialists and employs almost 300 people across offices in London and Northampton.

Simply Business provides insurance to more than 400,000 UK SMEs and landlords and owing to its internal underwriting capability can cover over 1,000 trade types. It has been a Sunday Times Tech Track 100 company for the past three years and was recently named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA. Revenues have grown from £4.2 million in 2006, to £25.4 million in 2014, and the company has been named 2015 and 2016 winners of The Sunday Times’ Best Company to Work For.