Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed two business development managers to its asset finance team.

Martin Jones will focus on broker relationships across Wales, while John Ingham will be responsible for the bank’s broker network in East Anglia and the Northern Home Counties.

Jones has over 25 years’ experience in sales and finance, and joins Hampshire Trust from Mann Island Finance where he was corporate and commercial development manager.

Jones said: “I decided to work for Hampshire Trust Bank after becoming aware of its reputation, competitiveness, and quality of staff. HTB is a traditional bank that bases its values on long lasting relationships with its customers; these principles are aligned with my own.”

Ingham has spent more than 28 years in finance, and has worked at a number of finance providers including NextGear Capital and Close Asset Finance.

Ingham said: “I was looking for a new challenge and I thought Hampshire Trust Bank would suit my experience and style of working. I realised I would have the opportunity to be recognised for my efforts in a fast growing company and sector.”

Mark Ford, director of asset finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, said: “Martin and John are welcome additions to our team.”