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Close Brothers Asset Finance strengthens Materials Handling sales team

Close Brothers Asset Finance have appointed Phil Blea into the role of Materials Handling Area Sales Manager as part of its strategy to further enhance the company’s already strong presence in this key sector.

Phil Blea

Phil, who joins from Linde Creighton, has extensive experience of working with some of the leading names in the materials handling sector and will be putting into practice his detailed knowledge of the assets needed to build a successful business.

Richard Kirk, Sales Director for Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Manufacturing division, commented: “We are continuing to invest in the team and strengthen our offering by employing sector experts who speak the language of our customers.

“Bringing people of this calibre into the business is a real statement of intent and is a continued demonstration of our long-standing commitment to supporting the materials handling community.”

Phil added: “I have always enjoyed working closely with customers to find the best solution for their long-term needs, which has enabled me to build positive, productive relationships throughout the industry.

“The opportunity to join Close Brothers Asset Finance, whose values match my own, is a very exciting one; I look forward to a long and successful career.”