Rivers Leasing welcomes Business Development Manager, Al Shields

Posted: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 @ 09:49
  • Al Shields joins the independent niche asset funder with nearly 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • He comes to the team with experience in brokerage firms as well as finance firms
  • The addition comes following Rivers recent £6.25 million growth finance package 

Rivers Leasing is pleased to have welcomed Al Shields to the team as Business Development Manager from October 2021.

Al joins the team with nearly 40 years’ experience in asset finance and has a trusted reputation for building relationships with clients and brokers across the UK. Based in Manchester, he has worked on both the brokerage and finance side of the leasing industry, bringing a level of empathy and understanding to his work that is highly valued.

He joins the team following during an exciting growth phase for the company. Rivers Finance Group PLC (‘Rivers’) secured a significant funding package with a view to growing its established Rivers Leasing business and launch a new block discounting product in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ratan Daryani, Managing Director of Rivers Leasing said: “It’s wonderful to welcome Al to the team this autumn. His experience in the industry makes him both knowledgeable and empathetic to the needs and challenges of all parties, while the value he places on strong working relationships with colleagues makes him a perfect fit for our team and company ethos.”   

Al Shields said: “I still firmly believe that this is a people-oriented business where relationships are important. You can tell a lot about a company by the people in it; how they’re regarded and how long they choose to stay. Rivers is held in high regard by its clients, the industry, and by its staff – many of whom have remained since the start. I look forward to working with them.”


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