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Catherina Cunnane
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Laird to promote diversification in ag in new role

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance has announced the appointment of Andrew Laird to the position of Head of Agriculture & Food for UK & Ireland.

He has worked in asset finance for over 30 years, has specialised in the funding of agriculture and food production for the past 15 years.

Under his new remit, he will be responsible for establishing new agriculture and food division, offering bespoke finance solutions to the sector, and building on Anglo-Scottish’s strong business growth.

Reporting directly to Carl Johnson, UK Sales Director (Asset), Andrew will build a new team of specialists to support the growing need for bespoke finance in the agriculture and food sector.

It is his goal to promote diversification in agriculture and food production by supporting businesses, and championing renewable and green energy projects, specialist technology projects including robotics and artificial intelligence, land loans, commercial mortgages, and livestock funding.

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance, founded in 2007, is an experienced group of finance brokers that prides itself on providing a wide range of personal and commercial finance options, with a special focus on large-scale projects.

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Anglo Scottish’s unique portfolio of funders allows for a myriad of finance options for a wide range of clients.


Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: 

“Anglo Scottish has rapidly established itself as being one of the largest finance brokers in the UK, and I am excited to be joining at this pivotal time and to establish new lending opportunities with a specific focus on agriculture and food processing.”

“With our approach to finance, we can help businesses to respect the traditions of the past, while embracing the new technologies of the future.”

UK Sales Director (Asset), Carl Johnson commented:

“Andrew’s wealth of experience will help customers, dealers, manufacturers, and suppliers access bespoke lending solutions to support their business.”

“His appointment shows our commitment to customers in the agricultural and food processing sector and our desire to help them advance their businesses,” Johnson concluded.

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