Broker appoints new sales director for the North of England

James Dutton

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has increased its coverage in the north with the appointment of a new Director of Asset Finance.

Based in York, James Dutton will be responsible for overseeing the development of customer relationships and building out a new team of relationship managers in the region, as MAF continue their strong growth.

Joining from Santander, where he spent six years as Director of Asset Finance, James has also previously worked for Barclays Bank and was at Yorkshire Bank for 15 years prior to that.

James is the latest MAF recruit of 2019, which has seen the business’s headcount grow to 38 – up from 27 at the end of 2018.

Outside of work, James enjoys coaching junior football with his two children and mountain biking with his family.

On joining MAF, he said: “In my 25+ years of working in asset finance, I’ve learned that when a business is focused on delivering the best solution to their customers, success will follow. From my first visit to MAF, it has been clear to me that every single director and employee – no matter what their role – has the customer at the centre of everything that they do.”

“I am looking forward to helping existing contacts and broadening MAF’s customer base as I expand the team in the north.”

MAF Director, Sue Chapman, added: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of James to MAF.

“He has a distinguished career in asset finance, and as Regional Director for the north of England, he will be building out a team who will be supporting SME and corporate businesses to help them meet their investment plan objectives.”