Enforcement agency, Bristow & Sutor, has made a series of strategic appointments to its senior leadership leam, strengthening its technology, HR and sales divisions. The Redditch headquartered business has appointed Paul Lillico as Chief Technology Officer, Jodie Bromley as Group HR Director and Simon Hunt as Head of Sales.
The new appointments come at a time when Bristow & Sutor is experiencing a period of significant growth, now employing more than 400 employees across England and Wales. Bristow & Sutor has expanded its service offering in recent years to provide end-to-end debt collection services across Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rates, Penalty Charge Notices, Sundry Debts and Commercial Rent Arrears, and has also invested heavily in technology to enhance its offer.
Having held senior technology roles for a range of Private Equity backed businesses, including ClarityBlue, Experian and Citation, Lillico will oversee Bristow & Sutor’s IT operations, software development and data management in his new role as Chief Technology Officer. Lillico will be responsible for developing and implementing industry-leading technology to drive performance, boost compliance and ensure best in class service to all clients.
Jodie Bromley is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) and has over 20 years’ HR and transformation experience in a variety of sectors, including financial services, insurance, retail and breakdown and recovery services. Bromley is passionate about people in business and has joined Bristow & Sutor to develop and deliver a new HR proposition for the business, which is commercial, engaging and dynamic. Bristow & Sutor is committed to having a positive company culture and Bromley will be responsible for growing and developing the business from a people perspective, to further support its staff and the ongoing success of the business.
Joining the team from The AA, where he was Head of National Sales for DriveTech, Simon Hunt has spent the majority of his career working in business and sales transformation. Holding senior roles at BCA, Leaseplan UK and RAC, and also spending time as a consultant and transformation leader within the public sector, Hunt has an outstanding track record of understanding customer needs, delivering sustainable service excellence and embedding a culture of continuous improvement. At Bristow & Sutor, Simon will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the agency’s sales team and bid functions, as well as leading on its ongoing sales transformation.
Commenting on the new appointments, Andrew Rose, Chief Executive of Bristow & Sutor said “The appointment of Paul, Jodie and Simon is a huge win for the business and will really help our ambitious growth plans. When we laid out the ambitious growth plan for Bristow & Sutor, we knew that we needed the right people to drive forward the changes we are looking to make and develop them into a reality. All three of the new recruits will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table and add great strength to our highly regarded team.”
“Our growth plans are strongly focused on transforming the debt collection and enforcement sector into an industry that is characterised by high standards of ethics and professionalism, and these three new recruits will be crucial in helping our team achieve this vision.”