UK lessor and broker Tower Leasing has opened an office in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has recruited a former Grenke account manager to lead the operation.
Trevor Phelan will focus on expanding Tower’s dealer base and developing new and existing relationships with equipment suppliers and direct sales customers across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Working in sales for over ten years, Phelan has represented Nestle, Schwarzkopf, Asics and most recently Grenke Leasing as a direct sales and regional account manager.
Tower provides finance directly via their own book facility and has longstanding relationships and access to a large panel of lenders for leasing, for assets such as IT, office equipment & furniture, telecoms, vending, security, electronic point of sale equipment, catering and other equipment.
The British Business Bank (BBB) created a £25.5m (€28.6m) credit facility for Tower Leasing in January.
At the time the lessor said the funding would enable it to extend additional asset finance packages to a diversified smaller businesses base.
Tower said its sector provision in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would support businesses in agriculture, construction, MOT & vehicle servicing, leisure & hospitality, medical & veterinary, manufacturing, media, retail, public & charity, IT, transport & logistics and other professional services.
Phelan said: “I am delighted to be part of the continued success of Tower Leasing, in assisting customers in acquiring new equipment to help drive their businesses forward and also enabling our partners and resellers to grow and maintain that all-important competitive edge in challenging markets.”
Ben King, Tower Leasing sales manager: “We are delighted to have added Trevor to the Tower Family – it is great to finally have some feet on the ground within Ireland.
“Trevor’s knowledge and experience will support our presence and allow us to explore new opportunities whilst building new and strong relationships; we believe that this shows further commitment from Tower Leasing in respect to assisting business growth in all areas of the UK.”