Trade credit insurer Atradius has announced a number of new appointments. Thomas Murphy and Chelcee Witkowski as business development managers alongside James Armitage and Lisa McMillan as account managers in its north-west region. They join senior business development manager Sally Nolan and account managers Sarah Seddon and Nicola Hinchliff. The team, which is based in Atradius’ Manchester Regional Hub is headed up by Regional Manager Mike Rowan who is already very well known in the region.

.The team expansion follows Atradius’ strategic move from Salford Quays to The Chancery, Spring Gardens, in the heart of Manchester’s financial district in 2013. The northern hub services Atradius’ brokers, customers and prospects in the north of England and Scotland.

Mike Rowan said “While we’re part of a multinational company with exceptional worldwide trade expertise, our northern team is based here on the doorstep of north-west businesses, tailoring our service to the local market. We’re part of the fabric of the business community and are committed to providing the best possible service.”

“Non-payment is the single biggest risk of trade with the ability to effectively cripple a business overnight”, explains Mr Rowan. “Trading with protection, especially in the current climate of economic uncertainty, is essential. At Atradius, our role doesn’t stop there. As the export experts, we partner with businesses from the very beginning of a trade relationship to ensure that risks are mitigated and that viable opportunities are seized.”