Property lease finance brokerage, Landlord Smart Limited, has appointed asset finance expert George Ashworth as its first ever Chairman.
Landlord Smart provides asset finance to landlords and property operators, enabling the furnishing and dressing of all types of properties and helping landlords preserve their capital. They have appointed Ashworth as Chairman for his in-depth market knowledge and experience, to oversee the transition of Landlord Smart from a brokerage to a funding principal.
Ashworth has over 40 years’ experience in banking and asset finance. He is considered one of the top asset finance industry influencers. Most recently he was Managing Director of Santander Asset Finance plc. Prior to that, he held senior managerial positions within banks and asset finance businesses such as RBS, Aldermore Bank and ABN Amro Leasing UK.
Speaking of his appointment, Ashworth said: "I have known Landlord Smart’s founder Tracey Woods for a number of years. I have seen first-hand how she first built a successful property career and then, demonstrating great innovation, developed the proposition that is today delivered by Landlord Smart.
“As a shareholder already, I am delighted to be joining the Landlord Smart team officially as Chairman to help them grow their asset finance offering in 2021 and beyond."
Tracey Woods, founder and CEO of Landlord Smart, added: "I'm thrilled that George is joining the team. His expertise and background in asset finance will be invaluable to us in both developing and growing our offering, so that we can better support landlords."
Landlord Smart has been providing financing brokerage for UK private landlords since 2016, to enable them to finance the fit out of their properties. Rather than paying for furniture, electrical items and white goods upfront, landlords and property investors can instead acquire these items on a very tax effective basis whilst preserving their capital.