Close Brothers Asset Finance expands manufacturing team
Close Brothers Asset Finance has appointed Andrew Bowyer (pictured) to lead the vendor development programme for the finance for industry team, with the title of national development manager.
Bowyer has been tasked with actively targeting key equipment suppliers to be their finance partner of choice.
He has 20 years’ experience in asset finance, with the last six spent at a major French funder where he grew broker and vendor business in the industrial, commercial vehicles and construction sectors.
Bowyer said: “Having grown volumes nine-fold in my last role, I’m looking forward to similar success at Close Brothers Asset Finance.
“My primary aim will be to develop vendor relations and I’m confident my hard asset experience and new business track record will transfer well to the manufacturing sector.”
Chris Lillico, sales director, manufacturing division, at Close Brothers Asset Finance, said: “Andrew is very experienced and a great hire for us; bringing someone of his calibre on board is a real statement of intent and another demonstration of our long-standing commitment to supporting the manufacturing [small to medium enterprise (SME)] community.
“This is a national role and Andrew’s wealth of experience will stand him in good stead in the months and years ahead as he drives our vendor development programme.”