Carrick Asset Finance, a Glasgow-based independent provider of equipment financing, has appointed Anton Scott as senior broker manager.

In a statement, the company said the new role has been created to drive growth for the business which, despite last year’s difficult market conditions, has achieved portfolio growth of 50% in the last 12 months.

The company said Scott brings strong experience of the asset finance intermediary sector, having previously led a broker sales team for Aldermore Bank, as well as wider leasing and commercial lending experience gained through management roles with Dawsongroup Finance and Bank of Scotland.

Iain Corbett, sales director for Carrick, said: ‘We’re extremely pleased Anton is joining the team and consider ourselves very lucky to have secured his services.

“He’s an experienced individual with a great reputation in the part of the market we focus on and has a first-class network. As of much importance as anything else though, we feel he conducts himself in a way that reflects our own business values and he completely buys into the service-orientation that’s central to the Carrick offering.

“We’re happy to have Anton representing us in the market and he’ll play a pivotal part in helping us achieve our significant growth objectives for 2021 and beyond. He’s the fourth addition to the Carrick team since the beginning of the initial lockdown in March last year, which I think demonstrates the extent of our commitment to the asset finance broker segment and illustrates how serious we are about ongoing expansion.”         

Scott will work from a base in Hampshire and be responsible for both the development of new intermediary relationships as well as the management of some of the existing Carrick broker panel, the company said.

When asked about the challenge ahead Scott (pictured above) said:

“I’ve been aware of Carrick since they launched a couple of years ago and have always heard good things about them. When the opportunity came up to join the company I didn’t hesitate and am very much looking forward to helping take the business on to the next stage of its development.

“Working in a young, agile business has great appeal, particularly when there’s so much economic uncertainty around, and I can’t wait to get started. I’m very excited to be joining a company which has remained so totally committed to growth and service excellence, despite the obvious wider trading difficulties.”          

Carrick operates as a lender in the asset finance sector and focuses on funding business-critical assets for SME customers sourced through a panel of approved brokers. The company was established in 2018 with the assistance of a financing facility from the Bank of London & Middle East (BLME).

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