High-flying fintech firm unveils new CEO

Luke Enock

Oakbrook Finance has unveiled its new CEO.

The Nottingham-based consumer lending business has appointed Luke Enock to oversee its next phase of growth.

Enock began his career in the city after completing a Combined Science degree at Nottingham Trent University.

He takes the helm at Oakbrook after an 18-year career in financial services which has included senior roles with Barclaycard and Provident Financial.

He said: “Oakbrook is a business that has grown substantially since it was launched through a mix of brilliant products and services which meet consumers’ needs, innovative technology and a committed team which really understands its market.

“My ambition is to move us on to the next level. We’ve worked our way through the challenges of the start-up phase and we can now see a route to really significant growth by using our culture and our technology to develop new products which will change lending for the better.”

Oakbrook’s growth is expected to create new opportunities to expand a team which includes roles in technology, data science, operations and customer experience.

The company is part of the fintech portfolio at Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s leading digital venture builder. It employs more than 140 people at its offices in Accelerate Places, the hub for scale-up businesses on Wollaton Street.