Langstone-based Henry Howard Finance Group has appointed Carey Hansford as head of funder development.

A new role within the company, Carey’s appointment is a significant one for HHF, reflecting the progress made within its strategic aim of being the funder of choice for both its existing and new SME and vendor relationships.

With more than 31 years’ experience in the asset finance industry, including senior roles at Hampshire Trust Bank, Aldermore and GE Capital, Carey will lead the development of innovative and bespoke funding solutions in support of HHF ambitious growth strategy.

Carey said: “I am delighted to be joining the fantastic team at HHF and I look forward to supporting and contributing towards the growth and ambitions of this dynamic company.”

Mark Tweed, chief financial officer for HHF, said: “Carey’s appointment, within this new role, will create a central point of focus in developing optimal funding structures and aligning those fully to our vendor and customer relationship needs.”