Investec Asset Finance has appointed Mandy Woodford as business development manager for its materials handling team.

Woodford has over 11 years’ experience in materials handling, and previously held the same role at Aldermore for seven years. In this role she will be responsible for expanding the dealer and manufacturer network.

She said: “I am very excited to be joining Investec as I believe this is a business that really stands out in the materials handling market. I look forward to working with them and building on that success further.”

Investec’s materials handling team has so for lent more than £130m since launching in 2014, and works with over 140 UK-based dealers and manufacturers to deliver finance. Woodford will report to Andrew Woodward, head of the materials handling team.

Andrew Woodward, head of Investec materials handling, said: “We work hard to build these relationships and Mandy’s experience and network will be a great asset for us as we continue to grow and support this market for the long term.”