Haydock Finance, the independent Blackburn-based asset finance provider, has appointed Claire Cousins as Regional Sales Manager for the South.
Claire joins from NatWest, where she was a Senior Relationship Manager, having prior to that spent time in similar roles with RBS and Lombard.
In her new role, Claire will be responsible for direct sales, new business development, and general promotion of the Haydock brand across the South East.
Cousins said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Haydock team and can’t wait to get on with the work of increasing the company’s business levels and profile in the South. I’ve always lived and worked in this part of the world and am confident I’ll be able to use my network of contacts and customers to achieve our objectives”.
She added: “The Haydock business is really well established and has a great reputation as a long standing provider of asset finance to SME customers. The team is very knowledgeable and it’s great to be working with such an experienced group of people. I’m really looking forward to helping develop and grow our business levels from the territory I’ll be responsible for”.
Iain Corbett, Sales Director of Haydock Finance said: “Claire is an experienced finance professional who has an in-depth knowledge of the business community in her area. We’re very pleased to have her join the Haydock business and she’ll undoubtedly enhance our reach, reputation and capability in the South. The business opportunities in the region are significant and our recruitment of Claire is a great first step towards us harnessing some of these”.
Haydock Finance was established in 1980 and as well as undertaking its own lending activities, has a strategic partnership with Secure Trust Bank PLC which involves the business originating and managing a commercial asset finance portfolio for the Bank. In the last twelve months, the Company has also reported a number of increases in wholesale funding facilities from Banks and various block discount providers.