Asset finance specialist Paul Buxton has joined MAF Finance Group (MAF) to lead its operation across the North West.

Paul joins as regional director for the North West having held positions with leading lenders such as NatWest and Lombard working across the UK supporting corporate clients.

He has worked with both mid and large corporate customers and has expertise in transacting complex and project finance facilities for leading companies.

He said: "With significant capability to support clients with larger, more complex and bespoke transactions, joining MAF will enable me to work with a wide panel of banks and alternative funders, giving much more scope across a wider range of clients where we don’t have to say no to a client with a great business plan just because they don’t meet a particular lender’s criteria.

“Over the last 14 years, MAF has established a strong reputation and, having previously worked with some of the senior management, I am excited to be joining such a dynamic business.”

Sue Chapman, joint manging director of MAF, adds: “We’re delighted that someone with Paul’s impressive track record in the sector is joining our incredible team."