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  Derbyshire Financier Wins National Leasing Award

Derbyshire Financier Wins National Leasing Award

A Derbyshire-based finance specialist has received nationwide recognition for expertise in the field of asset finance.

Ricky McNeil, who is director of operations at MAF Finance Group (MAF), won the coveted ‘Next Generation Award’ at this year’s Leasing World Gold Awards, which recognise the top performing companies and individuals operating across the UK.

Ricky, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, fought off tough competition from finance counterparts across the UK to win the award, which showcases up-and-coming stars in the field who show evidence of having made a positive difference in the early phase of their career.

An alumnus of the Leasing Foundation’s MSc programme, Ricky has firmwide responsibility for MAF’s operations, finance, HR, compliance, and legal departments.

Since joining MAF as a sales operative in 2015, he quickly progressed up the ranks to Director of Operations and has already led a number of business-critical projects including the implementation of new technology, accounting software, CRM software, and API links to the firm’s panel of funders.

Commenting on the news, Sue Chapman, managing director at MAF, says:

“Ricky is a rising star within the business and wider industry so we’re thrilled he’s received formal recognition of his capabilities and expertise, particularly given the strong credentials of the other candidates on the shortlist.

“Nurturing the next generation is a crucial aspect of our business and Ricky is a strong advocate of our talent development culture, having coached, trained and mentored a number of people within the firm with great results and being deeply involved in our ongoing recruitment efforts and work with the education sector to inspire tomorrow’s leasing professionals.”

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