Close Brothers Business Finance strengthens team with National Sales Director

Finance broker funding specialist, Close Brothers Business Finance, today announced that it has appointed a National Sales Director, David Forbes, to drive the business’s ambitious growth plans. 

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David is an internal appointment who has spent close to four years in a similar role in the Asset Finance business. David began his career as part of the Yorkshire Bank Graduate programme before moving into FMCG sales and a successful career at Mars UK. He joined Lombard in 1999 and enjoyed 16 years in leadership roles across a variety of asset finance divisions.

David Forbes, National Sales Director: “The team at Close Brothers Business Finance is one of the most talented and passionate in our industry with an enviable reputation for customer service and I’m delighted to now be part of that team. Having the history, brand and culture of the business behind me provides an excellent opportunity to grow the business strategically within our target markets.”

Ian Aitchison, Managing Director, Close Brothers Business Finance, added: “David’s arrival as National Sales Director is a clear sign of our continued ambition to both grow our business and to consolidate our position as one of the leading funders for brokers. Getting someone of David’s calibre on board is a serious statement of intent and further evidence of our commitment to Brokers, who we aim to help thrive through all economic cycles in their respective markets."