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New intake at Ignition



 Truro-based Ignition, a leading provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SMEs, is welcoming three new members to its growing team. 

 The company, which offers finance for a wide range of assets from plant and machinery to vehicles and business equipment, has been steadily expanding its workforce since its acquisition by Star Asset Finance Group in 2015. Under the leadership of new Managing Director, Paul Caunter, the new recruits will bring the number of Ignition staff to 23.

 Andy Morris joins the team as a Senior Underwriter, bringing with him almost thirty years of experience in the financial services sector, most recently as a Senior Underwriter at Paragon Bank Business Finance. 

Andy’s expertise in a variety of sectors including agriculture, construction, personal wealth, marine and aviation, will fit well with Ignition’s diverse and expanding client base.  He says, “Ignition offers a unique, personal approach when it comes to organising finance for its clients, seeking out the best solutions on a case by case basis.  I’m excited to be working with the team and helping to take the business forward.”

 Ignition is also welcoming Alan Brookland, who joins as an Internal Broker Account Manager from Swinton Insurance in Camborne, where he worked as a Customer Services Manager.  Alan brings 13 years of financial services experience to the role, and will be using his interpersonal skills to focus on strengthening Ignition’s broker relationships. Katie Geal has also been appointed as an Administrator, relocating to Cornwall from London where she worked in telemarketing at Towergate Insurance.

 In addition, after three years at Ignition, Samantha Keen has been promoted from Management Accountant to the role of Financial Controller, taking up a key role as part of the management team.

 Managing Director, Paul Caunter comments, “We’re fortunate to have an exceptional team at Ignition, who are highly focussed on providing excellent service for our customers.  As a result, we have been identified as one of the fastest growing companies in the South West for the last four years, and have just enjoyed our best ever financial year. I’m delighted to welcome Andy, Alan and Katie to Ignition, to help further strengthen the team and build on this success.”


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