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New Irish appointments at Close Brothers

New appointments at Close Brothers

Company increases financial support in Leinster and Munster regions with five key appointments

CLOSE Brothers Commercial Finance, part of Close Brothers Group plc, have appointed four new sales directors and an area manager to provide asset finance solutions to the SME sector in the Leinster and Munster regions.

The new positions, reporting to regional sales directors Gavin Smith and Robert Keane, will boost the existing asset finance team which now comprises 15 sales directors supporting businesses across Ireland.


Sales directors Pat Buckley, Matthew Dolan, Kenneth Havelin and Anthony Aylward, and area manager Darren Robinson bring a wealth of experience and an extensive understanding of businesses in Ireland that will allow them to work with SMEs to create uniquely structured, bespoke finance packages.

Adrian Madden, head of sales at Close Brothers Commercial Finance, said: ‘I’m thrilled to welcome the lads to the Close Brothers team…and excited to see the difference that they will make in helping firms to invest in the future.’

Close Brothers Commercial Finance help hundreds of companies across Ireland achieve their objectives by offering a wide range of flexible funding solutions, including asset finance, invoice finance and asset-based lending.

Asset finance now the fastest-growing finance option on the market and Close Brothers tailor products such as hire purchase, leasing and refinancing to allow the purchase or refinance of capital equipment.

Mr Madden continued: ‘We are experiencing ever-increasing demand for funding while our own research indicates that almost 60% of all Irish firms plan to invest at least €25,000 in their business over the next 12 months.

‘According to the Close Brothers Business Barometer, almost a quarter (23%) of all Irish SMEs expect their business to expand in the next 12 months. At Close Brothers, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to local businesses – and their growth plans – through our award-winning alternative finance solutions.’


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