Meet the team: Block Discounting 

Siemens Financial Services have been proudly providing block discounting solutions for over 15 years to independent finance providers. These solutions allow you to raise funds against future income streams so that you can grow your business. Our block discounting team is made up of highly experienced individuals with vast market knowledge, committed to helping your business achieve it’s potential.  Get to know the team below:


Rob Hallworth – Block Discounting Account Development Manager


I am an Account Development Manager in the Siemens Block Discounting team and am responsible for on-boarding new clients and managing the day-to-day facilities for our larger block discounting clients.

I have worked for Siemens since 2015 and been involved in the asset finance and block discounting markets for over 25-years. I am proud to see how the block discounting product has contributed to the success of our clients’ businesses; often starting out as small asset finance brokerages, some of these clients are now amongst the leading independent finance businesses in the UK.

My interests are many and varied, the common feature being out in the open air, whether it be cycling, walking, or spending quality time with my family.


Julia Bowden - Block Assurance Officer


I am one of the Block Assurance Officers within the Block Discounting team.

I have worked in this role at Siemens for 12 years and have had various roles within the finance industry prior to this. My day-to-day activities involve regular external visits to our customers to ensure that Siemens has sufficient security against funds advanced, to confirm that Block Discounting customers are operating within their own internal control mechanisms, establishing security provided is current and legally enforceable and maintaining good customer relationships. 

Outside of work, you’ll find me socialising with friends, reading, or on a long walk with my dog.


Ines Escola – Block Discounting Account Development Manager


I am a Block Discounting Account Development Manager and have been part of the team since 2018, building business relationships with existing customers and onboarding new opportunities. 

I have worked in the finance industry for over 20 years, having joined Siemens in 2003. My length of service at SFS has helped me to develop a strong internal and external network and enabled me to develop a broad knowledge of the finance industry.  

My spare time is mainly spent enjoying time with my son. I try to get to the gym as often as possible and enjoy catching up with friends, which usually involves sampling a new gin.


Carl Butterworth – Lead Block Assurance Officer


I am the lead Block Assurance Officer and joined SFS in 2006 as part of the team to help introduce the Block Discounting proposition to the market.

Before joining the Siemens family, I spent over 15 years in the finance industry working for various companies who provided finance products in both the consumer and business to business markets. This has provided me with the experience to deal and understand the block customers who operate in these areas.

When I’m not working, I enjoy photography and walking but primarily appear to be a taxi driver for my daughter and her activities.



Find out more about our Block Discount team and offering by reaching out to us here or give us a call on 0161 446 5069.