Nicola Edwards

I head up a team of investment executives based across Wales, who are focused on making loans between £1,000 and £50,000 to small businesses.

My team can help with start-up costs, capital expenditure and stock purchases, and the loans can be used to unlock much-needed additional investment.

I have worked in small business banking for most of my 25-year banking career, previously managing a 200-strong portfolio of local businesses with a wide range of funding requirements.

Prior to joining the micro loans team in 2013, I led a team of 12 as an area business manager with Barclays.