Independent SME lender Propel Finance has appointed Scott Burke as Relationship Director for the northern UK as part of its specialist coach and bus team.
Scott’s responsibilities are to provide “market-leading finance propositions to coach and bus operators and dealers,” says Propel.
That will involve the creation of new partnerships and ensuring that the business is “a trusted go-to funder across the sector,” it adds.
Scott brings almost 15 years’ experience of working with coach and bus operators and supporting their ongoing fleet and refinance requirements. During that time he formed many long-term relationships and used his knowledge of the sector to meet customers’ specific needs.
Scott will work alongside Chris Rich, who holds the Relationship Director post for the southern UK. He will report to Propel Finance Head of Product and Specialisms Matt Jones.
Scott Burke says: “I am thrilled to have joined Propel Finance, particularly at such an exciting time in its journey. From the outset, I was impressed by its aspirations to build a strong presence within the coach and bus sector through partnerships with the operator and dealer network.
“Considering the current challenging financial environment, Propel stood out in terms of its commitment and desire to step forward and show support during this time – where many customers may assume that funding is hard to come by.”
Adds Matt Jones: “Scott’s decision to join is a real boost for us. It is the latest in a string of key appointments to strengthen our growing business. Securing Scott in this role is an important step in our long-term plans and I am excited that he has joined us.
“Scott is a talented asset finance professional and he brings to us a vast amount of experience and knowledge of the coach and bus sector, opening up further opportunities.”
Contact Scott on 07458 092352 or by email.