Ignition, the leading UK provider of vehicle and SME asset finance based in Truro, has today announced the appointment of Paul Caunter as new managing director.
Paul, who has been with Ignition for more than nine years, was appointed as the new managing director this week. He takes over the position from Alan Tutte who founded the company in 2004. Alan remains committed to the continued success of the business through his investment in the Star group and will be supporting Paul in his new role through the transition period.
Paul is highly experienced in the industry, having been an instrumental part of Ignition’s growth and success to date. The company offers finance for a wide range of assets from plant and machinery to vehicles and business equipment. It provides flexible solutions either using its own funds or via joint trading relationships with a panel of major finance houses. Prior to joining Ignition, Paul spent 15 years managing large asset finance teams across London and the South East of England.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said:
“I’m delighted to be taking over the helm of Ignition. The business is in a very strong position; our last financial year was by far our best on record, which we can attribute to a strong and focussed team, who continue to deliver great solutions and customer service to our clients, forging lasting relationships.
“I am looking forward to growing the team and taking the company to a new and exciting stage in its evolution. I’d like to thank Alan for his leadership in developing Ignition over the last years and his continued support. We’ll work together to ensure the company is in the best possible shape to build on our success and strengthen our reach across key regions and markets.”