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Turnover Increase of £1m Per Year for Recruitment Business


ValYou is a recruitment business based in Burntwood. It specialises in providing construction and engineering professionals on a temporary, freelance and permanent basis. Vacancy specialist areas include Trades and Labour, Plant Operative, and Management and Technical.

The business has grown significantly since its partnership with finance provider, Skipton Business Finance. Within this period, the business has achieved a £1m increase in turnover year on year over the past three years. Starting off in 2013 with three members of staff, the business has now increased its employee numbers to 10.

Jason Challoner, Managing Director and founder of ValYou, said:

“I can’t imagine running a recruitment business without a factoring facility,” said Challoner. “The fact that Skipton is an EFG lender was just the icing on the cake for us in the initial decision-making process.”

“With the funding, we have been able to expand and are now experiencing a significant increase in turnover each year.”

“Skipton have supported us through a number of uncertain times where other providers wouldn’t and my main point of contact, Tom lawless, has made sure the process always runs smoothly.”

With a turnover of almost £5m, ValYou is hoping to expand its reach further across the UK with the aim of becoming a £10m turnover business, and offering a full service to the UK construction sector.

Tom Lawless, Senior Relationship Manager at Skipton Business Finance, said:

“Valyou are a long-term valued client, who we have forged an excellent relationship with,”

“We’ve worked closely with Jason the MD, to nurture and maintain this relationship. Both teams work really well together and we are proud to be associated with Valyou.”

ValYou has had an Invoice Finance facility with Skipton Business Finance since 2016.

Skipton Business Finance Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Skipton Building Society, is a leading Invoice Factoring and Invoice Discounting company. Established in 2001, SBF provides financial products ranging from Invoice Factoring, Invoice Discounting, and its award winning My White Label solution. Skipton Business Finance is also an accredited lender of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

It continues to be a UK-leading financier in the Invoice Finance market and is keen to maintain its position as a major, client-focused organisation in the UK.

To learn more about Skipton Business Finance and its award-winning finance solutions, please visit


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