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January 13, 2022

Close Brothers Asset Finance boosts transport team with three new hires

By Alejandro Gonzalez

Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Transport team has appointed three areas sales managers.  

Savio Zuzarte, who will focus on Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton, and their surrounding areas, has significant experience, including within commercial banking where he led teams responsible for growing revenue. Savio also has a strong background in health & safety and employment law. 

Ashley Haithwaite’s responsibilities will extend to engaging both new and current customers in the transport sector across Kent, including Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Dover and Folkstone. Ashley has over 30 years’ sales experience, including developing dealer engagement and best practice sales programmes for a wide range of automotive brands.

Gavin Martin will concentrate his efforts on growing the company’s presence across the South West. Gavin has held various roles held in the motor trade since starting his career in sales around 15 years ago; this includes positions with Citroen, BMW corporate and most recently with an award-winning Volkswagen commercial vehicle dealer.

Andrew Buswell, sales director for Close Brothers Asset Finance’s transport division, said: “We’re delighted to bring candidates of this calibre on board because it demonstrates our continued commitment to the Transport sector and further endorses our ambitious growth plans.

“This is a market we believe very strongly in, which is why we are recruiting strong sales teams who are not only able to hit the ground running and are start to make a difference for business owners from the outset, but who are experts who can speak our customers’ language.

“As the economy continues to recover, we are looking forward to helping our customers thrive through all economic cycles.”

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