Newport-based finance firm Simply Factoring Brokers has added two new staff members to its roster, as part of the next step of its long-term growth plan .

The company, which is based at The Estates Office, in Gold Tops, Newport, has expanded its telecommunications department with new additions Aaron Steer and Robert Smith.

This comes only months after the arrival of Harry Sewell and Portia McGrath, who marked the start of an ambitious expansion of the marketing and communications departments.

The company has enjoyed continued growth recently, with a move to a larger office imminent, and another new employee preparing to start within a few weeks.

The new team members have hit the ground running, already having produced a number of lucrative leads which have brought in big business for the company.

Aaron Steer, 22, is one of the two new trainee brokers.

Aaron studied ancient history at Cardiff University before moving to Oxford to work at Ralph Lauren. He has now moved back to Wales to be closer to home, and is settling in to his new position well.

Mr Steer said: “I am thrilled to be starting my career in sales at one of the country’s leading finance companies. I will hopefully be working my way up from telecommunications to brokering, and am looking forward to the challenge.”

Robert Smith, 25, has worked in direct sales for a number of years and is bringing a wealth of experience to the company.

Mr Smith said: “I am excited to be taking up this new position with Simply Factoring Brokers. I have experience with lead generation and I feel that I have a lot to bring to the company. However, I am equally looking forward to learning from the experienced brokers I will be working with.”

The company’s managing director Stephen Adams said: "We are, so far, very impressed with the hard work and skill shown by both Aaron and Rob. They have shown a great willingness to learn, and I have no doubt that they will make fantastic brokers. We are happy to be bringing them along with us as we continue to grow.”