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Hilton-Baird Collection Services strengthens team

08/08/2012

Hilton-Baird Collection Services, the leading commercial debt collection agency, has strengthened its award-winning team with the appointment of Rob Barnard as Corporate Manager.

In this new role, Rob will spearhead the company’s drive to assist some of the country’s largest businesses with their debt collection and credit management requirements. This appointment is particularly important given the backdrop of a turbulent economic climate, in which companies of all sizes have struggled to get paid on time. This is evidenced by UK businesses being owed more than £35 billion in overdue payments*.

Based in Leeds, Rob will draw on his extensive operational experience to offer assistance in collecting one-off invoices or entire debtor books. He has previously worked for respected financial institutions including Yorkshire Bank and Skipton Building Society and has over 15 years of experience working in the debt recovery and credit management field. Rob will cover the full debt cycle from pre-legal recoveries through to legal and insolvency, and relate to both the consumer and commercial debt markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Rob said: “Given the recent growth of the business and the development of its new services to larger corporates, I’m very pleased to be joining Hilton-Baird Collection Services. I look forward to helping clients stay on top of their credit management and passing my knowledge on to them.”

Alex Hilton-Baird, Managing Director of Hilton-Baird Collection Services, said: “Rob’s appointment marks an exciting time for the company. Given his understanding across all aspects of debt collection, he will add significant value to our team. Having firmly established our offering to the SME market, we have placed a major emphasis on developing our services to this larger market and look forward to helping them prosper in this difficult economic period.”

* According to Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd.

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For further enquiries, please contact Imogen Dunn or Rachel Finlay at Teamspirit PR on 020 7360 7878 or email idunn@teamspiritpr.com / rfinlay@teamspiritpr.com

Note to editors:

Alex Hilton-Baird is Managing Director of Hilton-Baird Collection Services, which is part of the Hilton-Baird Group of companies. Established in 2001, Hilton-Baird Collection Services has provided award-winning outsourced debt collection services to the UK's SME and corporate markets, as well as some of the most respected invoice financiers, leading banks and insolvency practitioners for almost a decade.

Hilton-Baird Collection Services was voted Commercial Debt Collection Agency of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011 by Credit Today magazine. In addition, two of our employees have been awarded the Commercial Collector of the Year title, with Team Leader, Charlotte Christie, winning in 2010 and Senior Collections Advisor, Peter Hepburn, winning in 2012. Such awards are testament to the continuous investment Hilton-Baird puts into making its debt collection services the best on the market, with regular training and technological innovation at the core of ensuring a fast, flexible and efficient response to business debt recovery needs.

To find out more about how Hilton-Baird Collection Services can assist, contact Alex on 07958 745088 or email alex@hiltonbaird.co.uk. Alternatively, visit www.hiltonbaird.co.uk/cs.

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