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SAF is delighted to announce two promotions within the business, Amanda Boote and Jane Tabiner have earnt well deserved promotions to Finance Director and Operations Director respectively.

Amanda joined SAF back in June 2012 as Finance Manager, since her appointment Amanda has successfully led and developed the finance team to ensure SAF's financial systems are robust, compliant and have been able to support the growth of the business. Whilst Amanda has had overall control of the company's accounting function, she has also managed to optimise the company's financial performance and strategic position. Amanda's knowledge within finance has been vital to SAF's success, however, she has also played a key role in the development of the company strategy and providing financial guidance on all activities, targets and business drivers. Amanda has also developed and managed several key relationships and established a high level of credibility with auditors and tax advisors. On her time at SAF Amanda said, "I have always been incredibly proud to be part of the SAF team and feel honoured to accept my new role as Finance Director. I look forward to the next chapter and being a key contributor to the continued growth and success of the Company."

Jane has been at SAF since 2010, joining as Operations Manager after 13 years' experience in the banking industry. Many of the business outputs and initiatives have been produced or developed successfully by Jane. Whilst operating the day to day running of the business effectively Jane has also been solely responsible for end of lease activity and taking up lease advisory roles for several NHS trusts, both of which have proved vital to SAF's continued level of growth and income. Funding proposals and approvals have also been managed by Jane, being able to maintain high levels of engagement with funders and suppliers alike whilst challenging, developing and evolving contractual and commercially branded documentation. Since taking up the role Jane has been instrumental in moving SAF through several stages of growth which has adapted her role and led to taking on even more responsibility, including marketing and promoting the business throughout the industry, along with proactively and successfully recruiting for new team members. On the promotion Jane said "Since joining SAF in 2010, I have seen the company grow and thrive into the success it is today. The culture within SAF has always been that we are one team. We share our ideas, and everybody contributes to the growth of the business. It is without doubt one of the most forward thinking businesses within the industry and one that I am extremely proud to be part of."

Amanda and Jane have been key figures in the making of SAF and are well deserving of their new Director titles.

Upon announcement our Managing Director Steve Bowers expressed his delight at the news, "Both Amanda and Jane have been fundamental in the success of SAF and their contributions have been invaluable. I think the promotions are well deserved and will provide SAF with excellent stability as we drive the business towards its growth targets. On a personal level I would like to thank them for their commitment and all they have done, I'm genuinely very pleased and excited with their appointments; well done."

Everyone at SAF would like to congratulate them both on their promotions and we look forward to continued success in their roles.