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Construction team grows with trio of experienced new hires

We have announced the appointment of three experienced new Construction sales specialists. The new hires are part of the company’s strategy to expand its offering and drive business growth in this key sector.

From left to right: Steve Smith, Michael Ward and Nigel Clayton

Steve Smith, Regional Sales Manager, has over 16 years’ experience in the Construction sector, including in the rental industry specialising in powered access equipment (MEWPs). He has also spent time working with Manitou Group as a product manager to develop sales of their aerial work platforms in the UK.

Nigel Clayton, Area Sales Manager, brings with him over 35 years’ experience in asset and commercial finance, with five of those years having been spent as a broker. Nigel will be covering mainly South Wales, Bristol & Gloucester and will be looking to grow Close Brothers Asset Finance’s presence in this region.

Michael Ward, Area Sales Manager, has extensive knowledge of the specialist transport and quarrying and aggregates sectors. This experience includes fleet, people management and logistics co-ordination. He brings with him a large number of key contacts in the construction and recycling industry and a detailed understanding of the current challenges and opportunities in construction.

Paul Hindle, Sales Director of Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Construction and Recycling team: “We are in an exciting growth phase and these new hires are a strong indication of our long-standing dedication to this key sector.

“All three of them are experts in their fields and bringing them on board is a continuation of our policy of only hiring people who can speak our customers’ language, which is a key component of our ongoing success.”