We are delighted to announce we have appointed two new experienced team members to Close Brothers Business Finance as we push ahead with our ambitious growth plans, which are focused on enhancing support for Brokers supporting the UK’s SMEs.
James Robins (right), Broker Relationship Manager for the North West region, is an internal appointment who joins from Close Brothers Leasing, where he spent 13 months as a Business Support Administrator before making the move to Close Brothers Business Finance. As well as working full-time, James is also a professional rugby player for Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union Club.
Stuart Brown (left), Broker Development Manager - also covering the North West region – brings over 20 years’ experience in the asset finance market to his new role, including 16 years with Lombard in both fleet and technology finance. Also a successful sportsman, Stuart is a former scratch team captain of Royal Liverpool golf club
David Forbes, Sales Director, said: “SMEs are the lifeblood of the UK’s economy and we have committed to playing our part in helping their recovery from what has been an incredibly difficult time by increasing our support for Brokers even further.
“Stuart and James’ arrival bolsters an already strong team and is a clear sign of our continued ambition to both grow our business and to consolidate our position as one of the leading funders for Brokers. Getting them on board is further evidence of our commitment to Brokers, who we aim to help thrive through all economic cycles in their respective markets.”