Manchester based Davenham Asset Finance has appointed Oliver Cole as business development manager for Midlands and Joanne O’Connor as business development manager for North West.

Cole has been appointed to manage new broker enquiries whilst developing existing relationships.

Joining from Metro Asset Finance, Oliver will be working alongside newly promoted sales director, Paul Lovelock.

O’Connor joined the Davenham team after holding key sales positions over 15 years, most recently at Aldermore.

Lovelock said: "2016 is off to a great start, and I am delighted not only to have been promoted, but also to have two great new additions to my Business Development Team. With a surprisingly wise head on young shoulders, Oliver has already proved an energetic and productive member of the team. His modern approach complements our traditional values and as a result, we have seen more enquiries through our digital platforms. Having Joanne based out of our head office is has proved incredibly beneficial, bringing with her both a wealth of asset finance experience and a confident and efficient manner helping to deliver our fast, efficient service."