Chris has been in the asset finance sector in and around Yorkshire since 1995, working with many small to medium-sized business across all sectors. He thrives in providing a personal and informative service to his customers. He is a family man with three children and lives near Sheffield, ideally placed to serve the local business community.
Based in the North West of England, Conor combines the ability to provide knowledge and understanding with his expertise in assisting and enabling businesses to grow. Having worked as an operator himself, he understands the complexities of running a small business and believes in providing a professional yet personal approach. He is here to help SMEs achieve their potential.
Dave has spent 28 years in the finance industry and specialises in the transport and engineering sectors. Based in the North West of England, he is dedicated to providing fast responses and innovative finance solutions to his customers. In his spare time, you can find Dave fishing, shooting and playing golf.
Emma has 26 years’ experience in automotive manufacturing, commercial vehicles, heavy plant and transport industries. A positive customer experience is the heartbeat to how she operates, and prides herself on her knowledge, empathy and ability to understand customer needs whilst providing the right solution. She is a Staffordshire born and raised, working mommy with an energetic 2 year old, ideally placed to serve the local business community.
Gary has 20 years’ industry experience and joins Simply after nine years at Close Brothers Asset Finance where he was responsible for the Northern Ireland Asset Finance sales team. Gary is fully tuned into the funding needs of local small and medium-sized enterprises in the region, and knows there is a growing demand for SME finance. He has full responsibility for Simply’s offering in Northern Ireland and is keen to provide flexile terms and excellent service to his customers. Gary is keen traveller and mountain biker.
Garry has over 35 years’ experience in the transport industry and has gained a wealth of knowledge from driving and selling trucks, as well as selling new and used plant and equipment. He is even a qualified transport manager and a CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence holder. Well-respected in the industry, Garry is always happy to help and offer advice when businesses are purchasing any type of equipment. When he is not out visiting customers, he enjoys spending time with his family in Norfolk, live music and playing in his blues band.
Gordon has been in the Asset Finance industry for 11 years, helping SME’s all over the country. He really enjoys providing a personal service to all of his customers, and helping from enquiry through to completion, He is a family man, with 2 children and lives in Woburn, Bedfordshire, but enjoys travelling to meet his customers face to face to help them .
Grainne has worked in banking for the last 20 years and has spent time at both Danske Bank and AIB before joining Simply. She has a wide range of experiences, dealing with new start-ups to high-net-worth, well-established businesses.
Greg has over 25 years’ experience in the business finance sector, supporting dealers, manufacturers and end-users across the UK, dedicating most of his time supporting the UK’s construction and recycling industries. Outside of work, Greg enjoys golf and cricket.
Jeremy has over 30 years’ experience in the corporate finance sector and has worked for a number of large financial institutions in this time. He specialises in materials handling and refinancing and gets real satisfaction from supporting small and medium-sized businesses and helping solve their challenges. When he is not working, he enjoys running and spending time with his family.
Jordane has experience in dealing with a wide range of businesses, from new starts to well-established firms, as well as high net worth individuals. She enjoys working with businesses to achieve their full potential. Based in Shropshire, Jordane thrives on providing a professional and personal service to her customers. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family.
Liam has spent over ten years financing businesses in the manufacturing sector and he has built solid relationships with numerous customers, suppliers, dealers and brokers. Outside of work, Liam enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and mountain climbing.
Based in Surrey, Louise has over eight years’ experience in the asset finance industry and has become a specialist in the transport, construction and recycling sectors. The highlight of her job is being able to help SMEs start from scratch and be a part of the business growth and development. When not at work, you can find Louise in the gym, enjoying a glass of wine and more recently, playing golf.
Nadia has worked in banking for over eight years, specialising in asset finance in the last two. She thrives on providing a personal and informative service to small to medium-size businesses and believes that good working relationships are key to this. Outside of work Nadia enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling the world and experiencing new cultures.
Patricia has worked in the banking industry for 16 years, and specifically in the asset finance space for nine of them. She loves to spend time with her family and is a box set aficionado.
Penny has spent almost 30 years working in the finance industry and has become the ultimate specialist in the construction, recycling and transport sectors. Having experienced every financial scenario imaginable, her vast knowledge enables her to provide an enviable service to customers. Her sole aim when working is to provide first class service and nothing makes her happier than receiving customer referrals. When not working, who would have guessed that Penny loves anything ‘zombie’ from watching The Walking Dead to attending Film and Comic Cons. She is also a fanatical Sheffield Wednesday supporter.
Based in Surrey, Richard has worked in the asset finance industry for over 15 years and in that time has become a specialist in the transport industry. Richard concentrates mainly on trucks, trailers, coaches and volumetric mixer trucks. The highlight of his job is helping businesses grow and supporting them in both good and bad times. When not at work, Richard loves spending time with his twin boys and is an avid rugby fan.
Based in the North West of England, Richard specialises in the construction and recycling sector and excels in giving the best service to customers. When not working, he enjoys Judo, rock climbing and rugby.
Ross has over 14 years’ experience in asset finance and six years in the motor trade. He has helped fund many Scottish firms – both new start businesses and those that require refinance of assets for equity release. His expertise is wide-ranging with specialist knowledge of the transport, construction, and agricultural sectors in Scotland.
Tony has over 34 years’ banking experience, spanning four different providers. In the summer of 2018, he decided to take early retirement but has now decided to join Simply on a flexible part-time basis. He spends his free time with his three grandchildren and playing golf.
Willem started his career in the banking industry 21 years ago, when he joined African Bank in South Africa as national broker manager. In 2002, he relocated to the UK and gained exposure to the asset finance industry, working for BNP Paribas and Close Brothers Asset Finance. Willem has extensive experience, is passionate about client service and is proud to have been able to help a number of sole traders become successful companies. When not working, downtime is usually spent with family and friends. Willem also spends time his family, visiting new places on their motorcycles. He also follows the F1 Championship, Moto GP, superbike races and is a huge rugby fan.
Since joining Simply, William initially worked closely with our strategic broker partners across the UK to develop our offering and demonstrate our commercial appetite and be a supportive funder to their valued SME customers. In recent times William has now progressed to being Head of Scotland where he leads our team as they deliver the Simply offering to customers, brokers and dealers all across Scotland. Prior to joining Simply, William has had a long career in the leasing/rental & hard asset finance space where has worked for a number of funders.