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Julian Rance

Head of Paragon Car Finance

Julian Rance
Head of Paragon Car Finance

julian.rance@paragonbank.co.uk

Julian has over 25 years' experience in the car finance market - 11 years with Forward Trust Group (Midland Bank/HSBC Bank) and 19 years with Paragon. Julian has previously held responsibility for Paragon's retail finance, contract hire and mortgage businesses. Julian has experience of all aspects of car finance, including consumer, corporate and wholesale funding. Within these areas he has held key positions in general management, sales, underwriting and new business processing.

Karen Bowron

Car Finance Manager

Karen Bowron
Car Finance Manager

karen.bowron@paragonbank.co.uk

Karen has over 25 years' experience in the car finance market - 10 years at Forward Trust Motor Finance (Midland/HSBC Bank) and more recently 15 years with Paragon.

Karen has held various positions within car finance including underwriting and new business. She has a wealth of experience in managing consumer and corporate business and the management and disposal of fleet vehicles.

Nigel Saunders

Operations Manager

Nigel Saunders
Operations Manager

07974 980 140

nigel.saunders@paragon-bank.co.uk

Nigel has over 25 years' experience in financial services at Paragon - including 15 years' in the car finance market.

He has previously held senior management positions within Paragon's consumer finance, mortgage and contract hire businesses, and is a Member of the Institute of Credit Management.

Nigel has previous experience in many aspects of car finance including new business, customer service and collections activity.

Ian Haddon

Senior Sales Manager

Ian Haddon
Senior Sales Manager

07776 763 960

ian.haddon@paragonbank.co.uk

Ian is responsible for the sales team and has over 20 years’ motor finance experience. He has held several senior roles within the industry, both in branch and regional management, with a number of key motor finance providers, including Wagon, First National and Close Motor Finance. Ian’s career has allowed him to build a wealth of experience across areas such as new business development, customer relationship management, brokerage, underwriting and operations.

Steve Williams
Steve Williams

Regional Sales Manager

Steve Williams
Regional Sales Manager

07464 928 651

steve.williams@paragon-group.co.uk

Steve is the Regional Sales Manager for the North West. Previously at Barclays Partner Finance, Steve spent 4 years looking after large accounts and brokers. Steve brings with him knowledge and experience in account management, new business development, pricing and strategy implementation.

Donna Hodgett

Regional Sales Manager

Donna Hodgett
Regional Sales Manager

07493 868 537

donna.hodgett@paragon-group.co.uk

Donna is the Regional Sales Manager for the East. Previously worked in asset finance, motor finance and the broker market. She brings with her knowledge and experience in account management and new business development.

Vanessa Attenborough

Regional Sales Manager

Vanessa Attenborough
Regional Sales Manager

07803 452 751

vanessa.attenborough@paragonbank.co.uk

Vanessa has over 20 years’ vehicle finance experience having spent a number of years with Bank of Scotland in their Leisure and Motor Divisions, more recently as a Key Account Manager for Close Brothers Motor Finance. She has recently joined Paragon Bank as their Yorkshire/North East Regional Sales Manager.

Des Connor

Regional Sales Manager

Des Connor
Regional Sales Manager

07889 756 619

des.connor@paragonbank.co.uk

Des joins Paragon Car Finance as a Regional Sales Manager for the South West. Previously at Capital Bank, HBOS and Close Brothers. Des brings with him knowledge in new business sales, dealer development and key account management. He has a wealth of experience across leisure, commercial and car markets within franchise and independent dealer groups.

Jon Rix

Regional Sales Manager

Jon Rix
Regional Sales Manager

07701 281 468

jon.rix@paragonbank.co.uk

Jon has over 19 years’ experience in the motor industry and has joined Paragon as a Regional Sales Manager for the South Wales and Bristol area. He has undertaken a variety of roles working for Peugeot and Volkswagen franchises before moving into the motor finance industry with First Response. Jon brings with him experience in sales, business development and sales management.

Thom Wells

Regional Sales Manager

Thom Wells
Regional Sales Manager

07392 870 010

thom.wells@paragonbank.co.uk

Thom joins Paragon Car Finance as a Regional Sales Manager for the South, he has spent 10 years looking after large accounts and brokers. Thom brings with him knowledge and experience in account management and business development.

Paragon Car Finance is a trading style of Paragon Bank PLC which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 5390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road , Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551