Shaun Purrington has returned to Atradius as the new country manager, commercial, for the UK and Ireland. For the past two and a half years, Purrington has been director of commercial collections at Intrum Justitia. Previously he was with Atradius (then Gerling NCM) for four years, in various senior marketing and commercial roles. Purrington’s focus in his new role will be increasing profitable growth in the UK and Irish markets, working closely with broker partners. His key responsibilities include new business development and customer retention for credit insurance in the UK and Ireland. He is also responsible for customer acquisition in Atradius’s recoveries and collections division.
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