Karl & Jill Kirkpatrick have joined Asset Finance Solutions trading as JKK12 LTD

We are excited to welcome Karl Kirkpatrick, who has over 30 years of experience in Asset Finance.

Karl’s previous roles include Head of New Business for both Shawbrook Asset Finance and Bibby Leasing Ltd. Throughout his career Karl has also been involved in coaching and mentoring new entrant recruits into the Asset Finance sector. His specialist coaching focusses on origination methods and techniques with a particular emphasis on customer needs and deal structures.

Karl recently decided to use his 30 plus years’ experience to become a broker under the AFS umbrella.  This gives Karl the freedom to work with customers both old and new to obtain the right funding solutions for them using the AFS panel.

Most of Karl’s specialist knowledge is within the construction sector. He has however funded a diverse range of assets throughout his lengthy career.

Interesting Fact:

In addition to his work in Asset Finance Karl was a Super League Rugby Referee for over 15 years taking charge of many major domestic and international games, most of which were televised. Following his retirement from refereeing he now coaches aspiring, elite, Rugby Union referees for the RFU.

Karl’s wife, Jill, provides the essential sales support role and with her many years’ experience within the finance, audit and legal world she ensures customers receive timely and accurate information.

Karl and Jill searched the market for a suitable partner and were recommended the AFS  team by a current franchisee who Karl has known for a number of years.

They are already highly impressed and appreciative of the help and support that AFS provides particularly around the potential minefield of compliance and regulation.

We wish JKK12 the best of luck with its new venture.

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