Four key appointments made to management team at Close Motor Finance

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Close Motor Finance, part of Close Brothers Group plc, has announced the appointment of four new senior management personnel as part of a major investment in its UK and Ireland operations.

The company has hired Richard Parr as senior head of marketing, John Kelly as director of analysis and decision support, Andrew Sproston as director of partnerships and Sean Mayman as director of national sales.

From the company’s Doncaster headquarters, the four appointments aim to manage and promote the growth of Close Motor Finance, continuing to build its network of dealers across the British Isles.

“These are strategic appointments that underpin our ambitions for growth,” explained Paul Kaye, sales and marketing director of Close Motor Finance (pictured).

“The increased appetite for motor finance throughout the UK and Ireland is driving our plans for growth and recruitment, and we believe that this ongoing investment in our business will continue to set us apart from our competitors.”

In his new role Richard Parr will be responsible for developing Close Motor Finance’s marketing strategy and further improving communication channels between the company, its dealer partners and consumers.

As director of analysis and decision support, John Kelly will design and implement business programs, assessing the impact of new regulations within the industry and managing the company’s plans for business performance.

Andrew Sproston, the company’s new director of partnerships will identify opportunities for growth and service improvement, focusing initially on the successful Close Brothers Military Service team and First Auto Finance, a partner of Close Motor Finance in the Republic of Ireland.

In his position as director of national sales, Sean Mayman will manage the company’s performance targets, overseeing income and profit schedules, and he will also work to ensure Close Motor Finance’s dealer partners receive increased support throughout the updated FCA permissions process.