Close Brothers appoints new Regional Sales Director in Northern Ireland


Emma Blair has been appointed as Regional Sales Director for Northern Ireland at Close Brothers Commercial Finance.

Emma brings 20 years of experience in the finance sector to the role, and most recently held the position of Broker Relationship Manager at Close Brothers Commercial Finance. In her new role, she will support a team of sales managers and directors, and take responsibility for the provision of asset finance, including refinance and leasing, across the region.

The new appointment comes as Close Brothers focuses on raising awareness of asset finance as a flexible and sustainable form of funding for SMEs in Ireland.

Commenting on her new role, Emma Blair said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Regional Sales Director. Our sales directors are already skilled and experienced, so I am confident that we will deliver results for SMEs in Northern Ireland. Close Brothers are specialists in the asset finance industry and our model allows us to excel – it’s not just the assets with four wheels and an engine that we will finance. We look at bespoke assets and we don’t shy away from unusual deals.  I enjoy finding solutions and structuring deals to suit the needs of our customers and look forward to working with my team to support the SMEs in the area.”

Adrian Madden, Head of Sales Ireland, added: “At Close Brothers, we have a people-based approach that enables us to deliver funding solutions and excellent service for our clients. Since joining the business in 2012, Emma has established strong relationships with both introducers and clients. Her extensive knowledge and commitment to helping businesses across Ireland thrive have enabled her to accomplish superb results. There is no doubt Emma will continue to succeed in her new role. We are delighted to support her progression with us.”