Wesleyan Bank has announced it has added to its management team the appointment of Simon Welling as Director of Sales and Marketing. Welling, who joins from Paragon Asset Finance, will report to the company’s Chief Executive, Steve Deutsch. Deutsch, Chief Executive of Wesleyan Bank, said: “Simon will play an instrumental role in the development and…

Accountancy firm Armstrong Watson has appointed a new partner in its restructuring, recovery and insolvency team in Leeds. Robert Adamson is a specialist in business recovery and turnaround and holds in excess of 20 years’ experience. Adamson has extensive knowledge in corporate restructuring and insolvent company rescue procedures and has acted for a variety of stakeholders. Mark Ranson, head…

Lex Autolease has appointed Ashley Barnett to Head of Fleet Consultancy. Barnett has 25 years’ experience in accountancy, with a focus on vehicle funding, company car policy and salary sacrifice schemes. He has spent 19 years in the Lloyds TSB group and previously worked within the Co-operative group. Managing Director of Lex Autolease, Tim Porter,…

Alternative finance specialist ThinCatshas made two new appointments to its credit team. Rob Thompson to the newly-created role of regional head of credit for the North. Thompson’s role will accelerate the rate at which Thincats is able to structure and process loans, in the way that best addresses the needs of companies and investors alike.…

Aldermore has announced the appointment of Caroline Luxmore as Head of Commercial Mortgages, a newly created role within the Bank’s Business Finance division. Luxmore has been at Aldermore since 2012 and previously held the role of Senior Lending Manager in the commercial mortgages team and brings over 20 years extensive commercial real estate and residential…

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has announces the appointment of Paul Smee as new independent Chair, succeeding Christine Farnish who is stepping down after a five-year term. This appointment follows a record-breaking year for the peer-to-peer lending sector with £2.9 billion lent through P2PFA platforms in 2017 alone. Smee brings more than 17 years’ experience…

Clarke Willmott has announced a series of promotions within their debt recovery team. Phil Roberts has been promoted from Senior Associate to Partner in recognition of his contribution to the firm and the team. Phil, along with Partner Kat Quinton, will be responsible for jointly leading the team. Senior Associate Stuart Hoysted has also been…

Armstrong Watson has announced that Partner, Mike Kienlen, has been appointed Chair. Kienlen is a Partner in the Restructuring, Recovery and Insolvency service line and has worked for the firm for 13 years, based at their Leeds office. As Chairman, Kienlen will support Chief Executive Officer, Paul Dickson, with the leadership and strategic positioning of…

Corporate recovery and business advisory firm Quantuma has recruited Maxine Reid as a partner in the Brighton office. Her remit will be to continue the growth of the practice in the south-east and along the south coast from her base in Sussex. Reid was formerly atKreston Reeves where she launched and headed up the Eastbourne…

Aldermore has announced the expansion of its asset finance lending team with the appointment of Nick Dudley as Head of Business Development for Dealer Services, a newly created role within the Bank’s Business Finance division. Dudley will be responsible for partnership accounts across a variety of industry sectors, with a particular focus on transportation and…

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