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August 5, 2020

Aldermore names new head of sales support for asset finance

By Chris Lemmon

Specialist SME lender Aldermore Bank has appointed Rania Pugh as its new head of sales support for asset finance.

Pugh has over 20 years’ experience in the asset finance sector, most recently working at Hitachi Capital as a project model office manager. She has previously spent over six years at Aldermore, including as head of business support and as a sales support manager for asset finance.

In her new role, Pugh will aim to strengthen Aldermore’s asset finance offering and relationship with the broker community.

Lee Rhodes, commercial director for asset finance at Aldermore, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Rania again. Rania’s experience and understanding of the Asset Finance industry will once again be invaluable to Aldermore. Rania is passionate about our brokers and people. I am excited to see Rania and her team develop and enhance our Broker experience.”

Rania Pugh, head of sales support at Aldermore, said: “Having worked with Aldermore in the past for over six years, I’m very excited to be starting my new role. Working closely with my team, we will look for more ways to add value and provide exceptional service to our broker community.”

Pugh is also an active member of the Leasing Foundation and holds an MBA from the University of Surrey.

In May this year, Aldermore appointed Glenn Souter as a business development manager to its invoice finance team for London and the South East.

At the time, Chris Meldrum, national business development director at Aldermore, said: “Glenn really knows the ins and outs of the Invoice Finance sector and his appointment will further expand our strong offering to clients.”

Souter said: “Having worked within the invoice finance industry at both high street bank and an independent funder level, I saw Aldermore as a perfect match for my skill set.”

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