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June 27, 2019updated 01 Jul 2019 10:17am

Midlands Asset Finance adds relationship manager

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has hired a relationship manager for the Black Country.

By Brian Cantwell

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) has hired a relationship manager for the Black Country.

Shannon Thompson will support SME and corporate businesses across the country with any financial needs, including asset finance, invoice finance, and property finance.

Thompson joins MAF after spending two years as a sales and marketing executive at Close Brothers Asset Finance and three years as a mortgage and protection adviser at Oviso Financial Services.

On joining the firm, she said: “MAF is such an exciting place to work. The direction that the business is heading towards feeds through everyone and I can’t wait to get started.

“The Black Country is showing huge signs of growth and my objective is to help businesses in coping with that by helping with their financial needs.”

MAF director, Sue Chapman, added: “Shannon is an enthusiastic lady who we recognise has amazing potential, which we will bring out through our Talent Development Programme.

“She’s hit the ground running and is already an integral part of the team.

“The business is growing at an extremely fast pace and it will continue to do so as we look to expand our presence across the country.”

MAF’s growth in the past 12 months has seen nine new starters join the business, making Thompson the tenth appointment over the last year and the third of 2019.

In May, MAF hired David Cowe as director of vendor sales, covering the whole of the UK. Cowe oversees MAF’s vendor strategy and Supplier Partnership Programme that allows suppliers to provide finance to their customers.

In February, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF) hired a business development manager, a third such hire from Lombard’s Leicestershire decision.

Working from the office based in Narborough, Angela Drury joined John Horne and Shital Koria.

Joining from Lombard where she worked as an assistant relationship director for ten years, Drury also spent seven years as a legal associate at a solicitor firm.

 

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