Richard Arnold has joined Henry Howard Asset Finance to help us expand into the South West.
Richard, based in Exeter, joins the division as South West Regional Director, assuming responsibility for the profile of the Asset team across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. With a career in finance spanning more than three decades, including 10 years as a Director of Asset Finance at Lombard, the appointment is expected to support and drive new levels of business.
Richard commented: “I’ve worked in this region for a long time and I feel excited about what Henry Howard Finance can offer local enterprises across a variety of sectors – from tourism and manufacturing through to farming and renewable energy. We have a wide range of finance options at our disposal, and a flexible approach that businesses in this region need and appreciate.”
Richard began his finance career straight from school, honing his skills and expertise in the years that followed by helping South West business owners find the finance they needed to grow. Having watched many small businesses flourish, decades later he still revels in helping customers secure the support they need.
“I still enjoy getting out and meeting customers and I’m proud to have witnessed so many small businesses thrive with asset finance support” he added. “Many big banks are reluctant to support start up’s or help SME with refinancing needs, which leaves businesses unnecessarily vulnerable. I’m thrilled to join Henry Howard Finance because they look for the right solution for all customers, and can help businesses of all sizes.
Mark Crook added: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the Henry Howard Finance team. I have no doubt that his vast experience not only in asset finance but also in the South West, will further enhance our position as the first-choice funder for businesses in the region.”