New appointment puts increased focus on sustainable investing


Anglo Scottish Asset Finance, which has offices in Birmingham, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Enright as business development manager and sustainability lead.

Charlotte, who has previously worked at a top North East energy company supporting businesses looking to achieve a carbon-neutral status, has been brought in as Anglo Scottish looks to be at the forefront of a new standard for sustainable investing.

As part of her role, Charlotte is looking to build a portfolio of clients keen to switch to more efficient ways of operating, including investment in electric vehicles and energy efficient machinery.

Anglo Scottish, which last year merged with Birmingham-based, Capex Asset Finance, uniting both companies under the Anglo Scottish banner, is an independent finance broker. It provides a range of financial services across the UK including asset finance, business loans, vendor and dealer finance, as well as personal vehicle solutions and vehicle sourcing.

Charlotte Enright, said:

“Sustainability is, arguably, the biggest challenge UK business faces, providing huge opportunity for those that address operational inefficiencies face-on.

“We are still at the beginnings of the move to making business sustainable and those that act ahead of their competitors will benefit hugely. This is especially true for those that regularly go to tender to win contracts. A key component of the scoring criteria is social value and businesses that are able to highlight how progressive they are in terms of sustainability, will be viewed as the ones that care about wider society and not just profit. This will help them stand out. On the other hand, those that are slow to act, viewing sustainability as a nice to do, will stand out for the wrong reasons. As ever, first mover advantage will separate the forward thinkers from the hesitant.

“I would encourage all that are looking to address inefficiencies, to reach out for an initial obligation-free chat.”

David Foster, managing director, Anglo Scottish Asset Finance, said:

“Charlotte’s appointment comes at a time when UK businesses are aware they need to take stock of their energy expenditure. It is our aim at Anglo Scottish to be at the forefront of the move to make the UK a sustainable place to do business.

“For many businesses looking to become more sustainable, initial investment will be essential if, for example, they have inefficient machinery but the long-term benefits of addressing these issues as early as possible mean the outcome of short-term spend will be evident in their bottom line going forward.”