Henry Howard Finance (“HHF”) has appointed its first senior account managers in the North West, as the independent funder continues its ambitious growth plan.
Angela Werner, from Wigan, and Kevin Edwards, from Salford, are joining the firm’s innovative vendor and retail division under Sarah Freeman. Mrs Werner and Mr Edwards have worked together previously with both holding senior account management posts at Academy Leasing prior to joining the Newport-headquartered firm.
Mrs Werner, originally from Liverpool, has 12 years of finance experience. She joins Henry Howard Finance after three years at Academy Leasing where she was responsible for supporting customers with equipment finance up to £2 million, and previously worked at Lombard for eight years.
Mr Edwards, originally from Wrexham, joins the firm with a 20-year sales career that spans publishing sales and vendor finance. He started at Academy Leasing in 2015, where he was promoted to senior account manager.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining Henry Howard Finance,” said Ms Werner. “I’m looking forward to helping the company establish a stronger presence in the north of England and supporting its continued growth here. And from a personal perspective, I see fantastic opportunities for career progression with the firm. The fact that Henry Howard Finance is a flexible employer was certainly attractive. Happy employees generate more business. I’m excited to get started and am looking forward to working with Kevin again.”
Mr Edwards added, “As Henry Howard Finance continues to grow it makes sense to have a presence in the north. But it was the growth of the business and the technology it uses – namely its ‘HowApp’ portal - that set it apart for me. That ability to tailor finance packages to clients on the spot, speeding up the credit approval process by up to 90 per cent, is fantastic. I’m looking forward to representing such an exciting company, bringing in new business and furthering my career.”
Henry Howard Finance has supported more than 30,000 companies across the UK and recently celebrated a year-on-year increase of 50 per cent in own-book lending.
Commenting on the appointments, Mark Catton, CEO of Henry Howard Finance, said: “Henry Howard Finance is always on the look-out for motivated, customer-focused team players who can help us achieve our goals, and in Angela and Kevin I believe we have found two fantastic colleagues. The North is a competitive but exciting market and I am thrilled to be welcoming them into our team.”
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