Crystal Specialist Finance (CSF) has further strengthened its sales function with the appointment of Satwant Bhandal to a newly created role as corporate relationship director – Midlands and North.
In this new role, Bhandal takes responsibility for developing long-term relationships with leading firms in the professional services sectors including solicitors, accountants, architects and insolvency practitioners.
Operating remotely but with access to the specialist distributor’s head office in Tamworth, he will report directly to group sales and marketing director, Jason Berry.
Bhandal joins from boutique funder, Fresh Thinking Capital where he held the position of regional sales director – Midlands. Before that he gained extensive experience in the finance markets with NatWest and Yorkshire Bank.
He said: “My challenge is to explore new avenues for Crystal across the professional services sectors with businesses who, up until this point, may not have been aware or truly understood how a specialist distributor can help them deliver financial solutions for their clients’ needs.
“In the current economic and social climate I feel the work we do here will be genuinely game changing. Everyone here is focussed on realising the best client outcome whatever the circumstances, and coming from a high street banking background it is refreshing to see such market leading declarations.”
Berry added: “Creating a corporate sales channel, which is recognised as best-in-class for delivering amazing customer outcomes, is a firm objective for us and I have no doubt that Sat can contribute to our ambitious plans. I look forward to building a framework which allows his undoubted talent to flourish.”
Crystal Specialist Finance works with independent financial advisors, financial intermediaries, networks and professional service sectors across the whole of the UK. The business has access to over 100 lenders which includes exclusive product lines and lenders who have extremely limited distribution.