Specialist Bank, Aldermore, the specialist bank, has announced the appointment of Tim Bearder as Head of Specialist Vehicle Valuations, a key role within the Bank’s Business Finance division.

Bearder, whose career spans over 35 years in the motor industry, brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role supporting the Bank’s ambition of gaining a greater share of the specialist car market. Having previously held several senior positions with various manufacturers including Porsche and Aston Martin, Tim was most recently Black Book Editor at Cap-Hpi where he worked for over nine years. Bearder will be based in Aldermore’s Leeds office and will report directly to Paul Seddon, Head of Large Value Underwriting in the Asset Finance business.

Paul Seddon, Head of Large Value Underwriting at Aldermore Asset Finance said “It is vital that we have the right people in place to help us to continue to grow our business. Tim’s expertise and in-depth knowledge in the valuation and specialist vehicle sector, will help us deliver consistently high levels of service to our introducers. He will be a great asset to the team and I am delighted Tim is joining Aldermore.”