Close Brother Motor Finance has moved its Manchester branch to a new 1500 sq ft office in Sale, Trafford.

According to the lender, the new office is 30% larger than the previous location, with the extra space needed to accommodate new members of staff following a year of growth.

These new staff have included the appointment of Paul McLean as Operations Manager and Lisa Cowley, as head of the branch sales team. As a result, the team now consists of seven new business underwriters and six account managers.

The new site will focus on developing new business, as well as working closely with dealers in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire.

Cowley said the company had increased its Manchester dealer base by 25% over the past year, adding the team was ‘delighted’ with the move.