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Recovery Tow Show | March 26, 2019

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Shawbrook Asset Finance working hard in the north

Paul Gregory

With a presence in the north for the last 25 years, Shawbrook Asset Finance (formerly Singers Asset Finance) is a specialist in providing bespoke funding solutions for recovery vehicles. We recently caught up with Karl Kirkpatrick, Regional Sales Manager for Asset Finance, and his team based across northern England.

Most operators in the north will be familiar with the Shawbrook Asset Finance team, who pride themselves on their unique relationship with the industry and innovative approach to financing. With a fully flexible and mobile team, Shawbrook provides finance solutions for the full spectrum of recovery vehicles and equipment, from small recovery trucks, to heavy rotator-type vehicles.
Karl Kirkpatrick has just shy of 30 years experience in the industry, and leads a team of four Account Managers, providing asset finance for a number of sectors. After 10 years of managing asset teams across the region, Karl has built an extensive network of contacts through working on a number of high-profile vendor programmes. But the strength in Shawbrook’s team lies in its tight-knit structure and seamless integration, according to the Sales Manager.
“Our strongest quality is the way we collaborate on a day-to-day basis. We’re a very close team, and we’re constantly working together to share advice and expertise in order to meet the individual needs of each client. We know the value of developing good relationships with our customers, and we make the effort to ensure each of our team is familiar with all our deals, to guarantee there’s always someone on hand to help.”
The asset finance team’s remit stretches from Wolverhampton up to the Scottish borders, with Account Managers located across the region. Clare Peel joined Shawbrook in October, with over 24 years experience in the banking sector, operating in both asset finance and business banking sectors. Clare is based in Lincolnshire, and specialises in credit support alongside Oliver Batley, who covers the North West region and predominately Leeds. New business development is driven by Kris Kirkpatrick, based in the Manchester area, as well as Amit Kotecha, who utilises his 10 years of experience in commercial lending and asset finance to service the East Midlands.
Shawbrook’s appetite to lend is an ethos that is clearly endorsed amongst the asset finance team in the north, and the ability to support local business through finance solutions is a clear motivating factor for each member of the team. Through a combination of traditional lending approaches, and the ability to evolve innovative products, the Shawbrook team is dedicated to supporting the recovery vehicle industry throughout the north.
To discuss your finance requirements with Shawbrook or arrange a visit from one of the Northern England team members, please call Karl on 07789 682 902.