Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has hired a business development manager, a third such hire from Lombard’s Leicestershire decision.
Working from the office based in Narborough, Angela Drury will join John Horne and Shital Koria in supporting SME and corporate clients across the country with any financial needs, including asset finance, invoice finance and property finance.
Joining from Lombard where she worked as an assistant relationship director for ten years, Drury also spent seven years as a legal associate at a solicitor firm. Drury is the first appointment of the year for MAF, following ten new starters in 2018, which has seen the business more than double in size in the last 18 months.
On joining the firm, Drury said: “MAF is a business that is really exciting, and I am delighted to have been asked to join. The MAF ethos and vision is clear to see and the company is surrounded by a team of highly experienced and talented people who share that same vision.
“I’m looking forward to building upon existing relationships and working on new ones with clients throughout the country.”
MAF director, Sue Chapman, said: “I’m delighted that Angela has joined the team – especially at a time where banks are continuing to cut down on their high street branches.
“Angela, John and Shital’s expertise will mean that customers based in and around Leicestershire will still be able to meet us face-to-face so we can continue to understand their businesses and aid them in their funding arrangements.”
Lasy year MAF added a number of young staffers to its team, as the company seeks to bolster its broker ranks.
Five graduates have joined the company in roles within customer relationships and marketing.
Harry Krikken, Charlie Hubble and Liam Delaney have been recruited as trainee relationship managers. Ryan Walker has become marketing executive, while Sam Greasley has joined in as sales co-ordinator while he completes an apprenticeship in Business Administration.