With over 50 years  of financial experience between them, Ian Thomas and Richard Arnold have joined Asset Finance Solution (UK) Ltd as Appointed Representatives operating under their own Franchise, Asset Finance Specialists Ltd.

Ian’s career in finance started straight from school when he joined Lombard North Central, as a Commercial Trainee.  Ian worked his way through the ranks and after an astonishing 30yrs, finished his career with Lombard North Central as a very successful Relationship Director.  Ian has spent the last 4 years working as a Senior Account Manager for Henry Howard Finance Plc – providing asset finance solutions for a portfolio of customers across the South West.

Similarly, Richard’s finance career spans over 30 years, with a total of 17 years also at Lombard North Central.  After working 6 years as a Relationship Manager, Richard progressed to become Director of Asset Finance where he remained for the following 11 years.  Richard then also went on to work for Henry Howard Finance Plc where he was Regional Director (South West) working with a portfolio of customers.

Ian and Richard have worked strongly together for 20 years, which means they are setting up their business, Asset Finance Specialists Ltd, from a firm foundation.  Both have previously worked with Lee Simms, our Sales Director, and having liaised with Lee, they were informed about Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd’s ‘Broker in a box’ proposition, which allows them to be independent and takes the compliance stress and worry away – which they advise, would have been a worry for them.  The “full package” of our ‘Broker in a Box’ proposition was ideal for Ian and Richard as it allows them to concentrate on what they do best – providing the very best finance solutions for their customers.

Ian and Richard are well known in the South West for their expertise and professionalism in the asset finance industry and we are delighted to have two individuals of their calibre join the Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Ltd network. With Ian based in Bristol and Richard based in Exeter they are able to service a wide range of customers with a very personal touch. Their years of experience coupled with their enthusiasm for finding the right solutions for their customers make them ideally suited to the broker market. We wish Asset Finance Specialists Ltd every success!

If you would like to discover more about the benefits of joining one of the largest independent finance brokerages, please call us at 01254 958777. You can also send a message using the online form on our Contact page. Asset Finance Solutions UK Ltd. Can provide access to a wide range of funders, from automotive finance to

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