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Close Brothers Motor Finance adds 'magnificent seven' in Scotland

Close Brothers Motor Finance has expanded its Scottish team with the appointment of seven new members of staff.

A new sales manager, account manager, an operations manager and four branch underwriters have joined the Livingston-based operation as the business targets an expansion North of the border.

James Broadhead, chief executive of Close Brothers Motor Financ, said: “Expanding the team in Scotland reinforces our commitment to the Scottish market - a region which plays an important part in our business plans.

“Our new recruits allow us to further focus and expand the support we can provide to our dealership-partners and customers in Scotland.”

“Face-to-face dealership support is a crucial part of our business and these strategic appointments will help us to further support dealerships through strong local account management, accessible regional support teams and flexible human underwriting.”

Matt Maley is the new sales manager and will be responsible for helping Scottish dealerships increase their sales, grow their customer base and retain current patrons.

Maley will manage his team of five account managers and brings a wealth of experience, having worked in industry for nearly 30 years, most recently as head of sales at Manheim. 

Mark Barker has been appointed as the new account manager for Scottish dealers. Baker has a wealth of industry experience, having previously worked at the SMTA (Scottish Motor Trader Association).

Stephen Walsh has taken over as operations manager and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Scottish branch.

Walsh has 13 years of banking experience and has undertaken many roles ranging from managing consumer lending to helping set up the overseas contact centre for Lloyds TSB, as well as the role of Bank Manager.

Owen McAdam, Raymond Maxwell, Laura Sandison and Scott McEwan have been appointed as branch underwriters.

Maley said: “With our on-the-road team raring to go, and with the support from our newly-strengthened team, I am confident that we can add value to motor dealerships and businesses across Scotland.”

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