Our March speaker was Alison Hunter. She is director in Scotland for ASC Finance for Business, a firm of commercial finance brokers established for more than 40 years and covering the whole of the UK.
Alison is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Touche Ross. She moved to Coopers and Lybrand and spent 4 years working in consulting in Russia. She also undertook projects from Azerbaijan to Sakhalin Island in the far east of Russia. Her next project was for a telecoms company in Kazakhstan helping to develop their finance and sales functions. This was followed by a spell with Siemens, Belgium running the telecoms export division to deliver telecoms infrastructure across sub-Saharan Africa, notably Mali and Kenya. She then moved on to Travelex to restructure their European and Middle East region. Alison then spent some time at London Business School on the Sloan Fellowship Program before joining Nutmeg.com as the Chief Operating Officer to help operate their online wealth management business.
ASC Finance for Business seeks to maintain a traditional personal relationship between bank manager and clients by spending time to understand each client’s situation and help identify the right finance for them. Communication is direct to an experienced Regional Director and not via call centres.