“Many of our team have been with us since inception"

Martin Smith

The names and faces that make up Shire Business Group's management team, providing a wealth of experience across the entire portfolio of services.


Joint Chairman
Martin Smith

Together with John Worton, Martin has driven the business forward since day one, and focuses on developing the Group’s portfolio, specifically on new business generation.

Joint Chairman
John Worton

Together with Martin Smith, John has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the Group’s portfolio of services, and now takes responsibility for its overall direction and strategy.

Managing Director - Leasing
Mark Picken

Mark has held a number of high profile positions in the leasing industry, and most recently as sales director at ING Lease UK Ltd. His responsibilities include increasing profitability through new business channels and funder management.

Sales Director - Leasing
Sharon Price

Sharon heads up one of the largest teams within the Group, ensuring that Shire’s customer base receives the highest levels of customer service at all times.

Director - Professional Funding
Martyn Jones

Martyn’s background in law and legal services gives him valuable insight into the funding requirements for professional businesses.

Director - Funding
Mike Phelan

Mike is responsible for developing the business funding portfolio, and manages a team of funding experts to help deliver the right solutions to clients across the UK.

Director - Asset Finance
Alan Rutherford

Alan’s career at Shire has spanned a variety of senior operational roles, and he now leads Shire Asset Finance.

Director - Insurance
Keith Dickinson

Keith manages a comprehensive insurance portfolio to help businesses protect the things that matter most.

Director - Debt Recovery
Richard Hayes

Richard is a main board director with experience in financial recovery, and is responsible for the collections element of the Group’s business.

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