Conrad Ford
Founder & CEOFunding Options Ltd.

Conrad Ford is founder and chief executive of Funding Options, the UK's leading online marketplace for business finance. This year Funding Options has raised tens of millions of pounds in finance for thousands of UK SMEs, from dozens of alternative funding providers. Funding Options is one of three platforms selected by the UK government for a new mandatory bank referral scheme requiring major banks to work with alternative SME lenders, an initiative expected to be copied across the European Union. Conrad regularly appears in UK national press such as the Times, Telegraph and BBC discussing SME finance, and previously worked in the group strategy team at Barclays.