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ARMCO appoints BDM as firm gears up for growth

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Property and finance services consultancy ARMCO has appointed commercial banking veteran Richard Ford (pictured) as business development manager (BDM) as the firm gears up growth and continues to expand its service portfolio.


The ARMCO group comprises firms covering specialist finance streams, corporate support, land procurement and development, and insurance services.

Ford has had a commercial banking career of 32 years at Lloyds Banking Group, where he worked in a number of director roles.

Ford’s experience lies primarily in owner managed business support for firms in the ‘trading’ space, such as manufacturing and engineering, and transport and logistics, and he has built a network in the greater Midlands region.

He said: “I’m excited to join ARMCO and put the skills I have gathered in more than 30 years in banking to great use, in a firm that offers a real breadth of services and targets a wide variety of sectors.

“I’ve assisted countless businesses over the years with support such as international banking, raising working capital, mortgage loans and development loans.

“I’m looking forward to supporting businesses who will benefit greatly from the array of specialist services the group has to offer.”

He added: “My vast network includes professionals, MDs and FDs in established businesses of around £5m to £100m turnover – but the scope at ARMCO is much wider.

“We have the services and expertise to help smaller and larger firms alike.”

Russell Martin, founder of ARMCO, said: “We’re delighted to have secured Richard for this role, as he holds a great contacts book and has the experience, expertise and tenacity to go after new business effectively.

“He will be a great asset to us in delivering our services to a wider audience, both in terms of geographical and sector spread.”

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