CHESTER BUSINESS COMPARISON SITE EXPANDS ITS TEAM is welcoming two new key members of staff to assist the fintech company on the road to growth success. StephSalusbury fills the position of Channel Manager for Insurance and Energy whilst Laura Thomas has been appointed as Channel Manager for Business Finance. Both will play a fundamental role in the development of the enterprise that was recently awarded SME Website of the Year 2016. Channel Manager for Insurance and Energy Steph Saulsbury (left) and Channel Manager for Business Finance Laura Thomas (right) Channel Manager for Insurance and Energy Steph Saulsbury (left) and Channel Manager for Business Finance Laura Thomas (right)

The growing price comparison website, which helps businesses compare deals on banking, loans, insurance and commercial mortgages, has had more than 36,000 users in the past year.

Steph started at in 2008 with a sales role in energy for 3 years before moving onto to operations for 4 years. She says of her new role:

“I predominately have an energy background however I understand the benefits of using a comparison service to obtain the best deals for all types of enquiries from home and car insurance to energy, without the need of going direct.

“My ambition for is to continue its success, being crowned SME Website of the Year 2016, offering more scope to compare products from business insurance to van insurance. I look forward to maintaining existing relationships and developing new opportunities. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

In her position as Channel Manager – Business Finance, Laura will be responsible for the commercial finance strategy, building affinity partnerships and increasing the company’s share in the online comparison market. She has previously worked at Norton and Funding Solutions and was a Regional Development Director at Together Money, with 20 years of business development and operational management experience in the secured and unsecured lending and broking sector.  She says:

“I am delighted to take up this appointment, is an innovative young company with a very focussed vision and expertise in the digital lead and broking sector. I am looking to build on the current successes of the company and be part of their bright, exciting future.”

Fresh from gaining national recognition the team, based at the Steam Mill in Chester, is now looking to take on new challenges.

Head of Philip Brennan said:

“We’re confident that both Steph and Laura will use their experience and expertise to help us to go from strength to strength and enable us to offer financial, energy and insurance solutions to even more businesses. I am really excited by the product knowledge and digital experience Laura and Steph are adding to the team. The next 6 months will be very exciting and I expect our growth trajectory to continue on the same line it has for the past 12 months.Small business owners are currently in a state of flux and comparison allows them to take control of their finances and manage their cash flow at a time of economic uncertainty.”

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