Team South talks strategy

Team South talks strategy

Friday 4th September was a momentous day in the history of our Sales Team at Praetura Asset Finance, as it was the very first time our expanding Southern Team of Business Development Managers were all able to meet in person.

Joining our new Regional Sales Director for the South, Lewis Banford, were Dan Sellwood who joined the business at the end of 2019, Alexander Fowler who began his Praetura journey at the beginning of this year and Conal Myers (a member of our Graduate Business Development training programme who has been with the business since June 2019).

Meeting (in a socially distanced way, naturally) at the Malmaison Hotel in Reading, the team spent the day discussing their strategies, plans and expectations (both for ‘Team South’ and the business as a whole) for the final few months of this year and ahead into 2021.

Commenting on the day, Lewis Banford said: “It was great to meet my new team in person and get to know them better. This year has been filled with challenges and there will be further challenges ahead for SMEs as we work through what the full economic fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic will be. However, Praetura is in a great position to expand, especially in the South and we have the funding available to help businesses plan for their futures and realise their full potential. I have no doubt that we have a great team down here to spread some positive messages”.

Alexander Fowler added “Friday was a super positive day and it was great catching up with the team. It felt like the start of a new chapter for Praetura in the South; we’re expecting great thing in Q4 ahead of a very strong 2021”.

Feedback from Conal Myers was also enthusiastic, telling us “It was a great opportunity to meet everyone, I believe we have a strong and well-balanced team with a depth of insight into different aspects of our industry. Lewis is looking to implement a strong team mentality that will not only help the business, but will help us grow as individuals at Praetura, bringing new ideas into our processes and making us a team that brokers actively look forward to working with”.

Dan Sellwood concluded: “We had a very positive meeting and are all feeling extremely optimistic about the last few months of the year and the start of 2021. It’s an exciting time to be part of Praetura’s ‘Team South'”.


If you are a broker based in the South of England and want to know more about working in partnership with our growing Southern Business Development Team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 0333 323 7830 or emailing

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