Omni set for expansion
With immediate effect Stephen Palfreeman is appointed to the newly-created role of sales team co-ordinator with responsibility for SalesForce, the team’s sales management and marketing software tool.
He joins the company as a recent graduate with an in-depth understanding of contemporary IT solutions.
John Craig joins the business later this month and will manage the internal sales desk, a key communications hub for brokers, advisers and distributors.
Craig joins Omni Capital from a leading brokerage firm and has extensive lending experience gained at a range of specialist lenders, including GE Money Home Lending and Money Partners.
For the Retail Finance business, Tim Baker is confirmed in the position of national sales manager with responsibility for growing the retailer partner base and sales flow. Baker was previously with V12 Retail Finance and Black Horse Retail Finance.
Colin Sanders, CEO at Omni, said: “These moves reflect the success we have enjoyed over the past year and our intentions for the year ahead.
“Ever-conscious of costs and the need forlong-term sustainability, we have nevertheless reached the point in our planned expansion where we need additional skilled resource and better operational premises.
“This is a big tick in the box for both, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of the outcome, especially in terms of our new people. I’m confident our business partners will soon feel the positive effect. ”
Omni has also confirmed that it will move its operations centre to brand new offices. Located on a modern business park in Watford, Hertfordshire, the new premises, providing more than 4,300 sq feet of space, have undergone a bespoke re-fit to meet the group’s growing needs.
Leases have been exchanged ahead of the move expected to take place at the end of January 2014.
The new operations centre will house Omni Capital’s key broker-facing functions comprising its sales, sales support, risk and underwriting teams.
It will also accommodate the Omni Capital Retail Finance business, a leading provider of point-of-sale retail credit solutions.
Omni Capital’s chief executive officer, Colin Sanders, will be operationally based in the new Watford premises.
Infrastructure support – including marketing, media relations and HR – will continue to be provided from Rutland House, Omni Capital’s executive head office in London’s Knightsbridge.