Praetura Asset Finance are delighted to announce the appointment of Lewis Banford to the role of regional sales director for the South of England.

Working alongside sales director Ric Simmons and the other members of Praetura’s business development team, Lewis will be responsible for over-seeing the continuing expansion of the Praetura Asset Finance brand in the south; following an 84% increase in the number of deals done in the southern regions of the UK in 2019.

Mike Hartley, managing director at Praetura Asset Finance, said “In difficult times it is easy to become introspective and lose focus on our development and long-term aims, so it is fantastic news that Praetura Asset Finance are able to announce the appointment of Lewis Banford as our new regional sales director for the South.

“This appointment shows our commitment to the continued growth of our sales team nationally”.

With over 15 years experience in the asset finance industry, Lewis’ most recent role was as Area Sales Manager for Liberty Leasing. Lewis will be leading the southern sales team, which was expanded with the appointments of Alex Fowler and Dan Sellwood at the beginning of the year.

Lewis Banford commented: I am really excited to be joining Praetura. The timing and the circumstances we currently find ourselves in because of the Covid-19 pandemic, does mean that my induction is going to be different. However, I know I have joined a dynamic and growing business and I’m looking forward to being an integral part of the next stage of their growth”.