Aldermore, Britain’s leading challenger bank, has shown its commitment to increase funding to UK SMEs in 2014, by making three key appointments to its Asset Finance team.
Emma Irving joins Aldermore from BNP Paribas to become the new Head of Materials Handling. Emma has over 15 years experience in the Materials Handling industry and her appointment reinforces Aldermore’s investment in this area.
Nova Everidge joins the operational team from Close Asset Finance. She brings over 20 years of experience to the team, having previously worked at ING Lease and GE Capital. As Head of New Business Origination, Nova will lead the business’ pay out and sales support processes.
Hayley Pearson will become Head of Servicing and Support, following an internal promotion. Hayley will be managing the in-life aspects of the customer journey. She has extensive operational and asset finance experience gained at Barclays, Asset Advantage and Aldermore.
Carl D’Ammassa, Managing Director for Asset Finance at Aldermore comments: "These appointments are the first of a number of changes we are making at Aldermore that will enable us to better support our introducer partners and get funding directly to UK SMEs.
"Despite the improving economic conditions, SMEs are still finding it difficult to obtain the funds they need to invest in their business. Because of this, we are allocating over £750m through our Asset Finance business to support their growth ambitions in 2014.
"To better support our introducer partners and UK businesses at this level, we need to provide the best service possible. Providing customers with a straightforward approach and having the best team in the industry are key to achieving that."
On the hires, Carl D’Ammassa adds: "We are building a team of talented people here at Aldermore. These senior appointments reflect our strategy of employing the best in our sector and demonstrate our commitment to diversity in the Asset Finance industry."