“My career in financial services began 3 years ago when I joined Close Brothers Commercial Finance and, since then, I have been focused on supporting SMEs by offering funding to firms throughout Ireland. My success and growth in this endeavour led to my recent promotion to Area Sales Manager within the modern merchant banking company.
I am proud to be a woman working in a predominantly male sales team in Northern Ireland. At 25 years old, I am determined to make a positive impact within the business and know that I want to progress within the financial services industry. I am extremely grateful that Close Brothers recognised my potential and has given me the opportunity to develop my skills. A sales role within a FTSE 250 company is an exciting prospect for me, and I am eager to take on new challenges and break through the glass ceiling which continues to be barrier for women despite it being 2019.
As an Area Sales Manager, I look forward to building relationships with a range of SMEs. Based in Belfast, I am well positioned to support growing businesses in Northern Ireland and to provide sensible, tailored funding information. Close Brothers provides finance solutions to many different industries, and our expertise in asset and invoice finance enables us to give sound advice on a diverse product suite tailored to meet our customers. From invoice discounting to refinance, hire purchase and leasing facilities, we can secure a practical solution for most companies.
Within Close Brothers Commercial Finance, there is a keen focus on helping SMEs to thrive, and it is this understanding ethos and willingness to help local firms that makes me proud to work here. I want SMEs in Ireland to thrive too, and I am pleased that I can continue my career with a lender who puts both its employees and its customers at the heart of the business.