Renaissance Asset Finance boosts business development with key hires



Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF), a subsidiary of Arbuthnot Latham, has expanded its business development capabilities with the appointments of Ian Homer, Henry Crame, and Jay Lucas as Senior relationship managers.

The hires are part of RAF’s strategy to expand and solidify its presence across the UK and industry sectors they cover.

Ian Homer, responsible for business development in the West Midlands and North of England has 15 years’ experience in asset finance and commercial banking.

Ian, a chartered banker, has held several roles, previously working at NatWest, Lombard, and recently, Close Brothers.

Henry Crame brings a wealth of experience across financial services, having held a wide range of roles from credit underwriter to banking officer.

Joining RAF to extend their geographical reach into Wales, the North of England and Scotland, Henry has worked at Wesleyan Bank and the Bank of Cyprus.

Jay Lucas, who will be focusing on growing business in the Midlands and the East of England, will utilise his 12 years of experience supporting businesses and private individuals to obtain the assets they require through asset finance. Jay has held roles at Santander and Arkle Finance, part of the Weatherby group.

Mark Lester, Joint Managing Director, Renaissance Asset Finance, said:

As we continue to expand and develop our business as part of the Arbuthnot Latham family, we have been careful to make sure we have the best possible team to move the business forward.

Our latest additions to the team bring both sound sector experience and a strong relationship focus.

Ian, Jay, and Henry tick every box – they have a deep understanding of the specialist asset finance sector and reflect the values we believe in.

We are delighted to welcome them to the sales team, and I feel confident they will hit the ground running at RAF in partnership with our nationwide broker network.”

Commenting on his new role, Ian Homer said:

“I am really excited about my new position at Renaissance Asset Finance. After hearing great things about the business, I was keen to have an opportunity to join the team and bring the focus locally to my region.

I am passionate about building meaningful, long-term business relationships and I look forward to offering the broker market the great products and services available at RAF.”

Henry Crame added:

“RAF is a stable and well-run business with great experience and knowledge across a range of sectors.

I look forward to learning from the team but also driving the firm into new areas and by influencing the successful growth of the RAF team in the years ahead.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jay said:

“With my background as a broker, I am well positioned to understand the needs of a core element of RAF’s client base.

I also have experience building relationships with clients, ensuring I tailor the right solutions to help them achieve their ambitions.

I look forward to adding my expertise to the relationship-led approach that is front and centre at Renaissance Asset Finance.”