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Close Brothers Asset Finance grows Scotland team with three high-calibre new hires

We are proud to announce the appointment of three industry specialists to further enhance our corporate presence in Scotland and drive business growth.

Reporting into Colin Swanston, Managing Director, Scotland, are Gordon MacGregor, Corporate Director; Suzanne Smith, Corporate Manager, and Gary Kidd, Corporate Manager. The team, who all join from Lombard, have over 60 years experience combined in asset finance, and will be based out of the company’s Glasgow office.

Gordon spent the last 15 years at Lombard, most recently as Director of Asset Finance for the East of Scotland. He was previously at Clydesdale Bank, Asset Finance and Bank of Scotland, Asset Finance.

Suzanne also spent 15 years at Lombard, where she was a relationship director, responsible for the SME asset finance market. She was formerly at Giro Bank, also in relationship management.

Gary will focus on SME and corporate markets, after fulfilling a similar role at Lombard for 12 years. Gary also spent close to a decade with the Bank of Scotland.

Colin Swanston , Managing Director, Scotland commented: “We are expanding the Scotland team and are delighted to welcome such an experienced team - between them, they bring over six decades of asset finance experience. Hiring candidates of this calibre is a real statement of intent and is a continued demonstration of our long-standing commitment to supporting the Scottish SME community.”