Debt recovery law firm, Ascent, has appointed Robert Matthews as its Head of Sales. Based in Ascent’s offices at One St Peter’s Square in Manchester, Matthews moves from Debt Managers Services Ltd, part of Secure Trust Bank, where he was Commercial Director.

Matthews’s other roles in a career spanning 30 years within the financial services industry include being Head of Sales at Apex Credit Management (part of Cabot Group) and Capquest (part of Arrow Global).

Reporting to Ascent Chairman, Mark Higgins, Matthews will now work alongside Ascent’s client teams and have a focus on new business origination activities.

Commenting on his arrival, Mark Higgins said:  “We are delighted to welcome Robert to Ascent.  He has a proven track record of success in senior sales management and business development roles and I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to invest and grow the business.”