A growing Yorkshire compliance and regulation business has boosted its credentials further with a key appointment to its senior team.
Consumer Credit Compliance, which was launched just over 12 months ago by compliance expert Ian Beardmore, has hired Patricia Harter – a former trading standards professional.
Mr Beardmore said: “Pat’s appointment to the senior management team comes at a crucial point in our expansion plans. She has a wealth of experience and adds further gravitas to the Consumer Credit Compliance brand.”
Consumer Credit Compliance co-director David Petty said: “The powerful combination of Ian and Pat’s experience puts us at the forefront of the compliance and regulation industry.
“It’s no surprise that we are now working with an ever growing list of businesses seeking our expertise, ranging from sole traders to multi-nationals based all over the country.
“And, with Pat’s appointment, we are now looking to grow out team even further over the next 12 months.”
Ms Harter said: “Joining Consumer Credit Compliance is a very exciting prospect for me.
“This is a business which knows where it is going and, in a short period of time, has made a real name for itself in the often complex world of regulation and compliance.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges that come with this role and helping Consumer Credit Compliance become the lead provider of this niche service.”
Following a four year stint at Humberside County Council’s Trading Standards Service in the mid 1990s, where she gained her Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards, Ms Harter spent two years in America working as a clerk to Henrico General District Court and the Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond.
Prior to joining Consumer Credit Compliance, Ms Harter was a Specialist Credit Officer with West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, where, over a 16-year-period, she led on a number of high profile projects.
These included assisting the OFT in the delivery of debt management, debt collection and pay day loan reviews and submitting responses to the OFT and FCA consumer credit consultations on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber region.
She was responsible for advice and guidance given to credit and debt businesses based in West Yorkshire, which were engaged in Primary Authority Partnerships with the Service.