Evolution Funding Supports Local School with Computer Donation

‘Tis the season for giving and so Evolution Funding was delighted to arrange a donation of thirty PCs to Mossbrook School in Sheffield.

Mossbrook School is a maintained primary school that supports pupils aged four to eleven years old who have a range of special educational needs and disabilities. Evolution’s IT department reached out to headteacher Jo Harrison regarding the decommissioned PCs and a date was arranged for dropping them off.

“Thank you to Evolution for their kind and generous donation. We would have had to save for years to replace all our computers – this will make an incredible difference to what we are able to offer our children.”

Jo Harrison, Headteacher, Mossbrook School

We were keen to meet some of the children that the PCs would be benefitting and so Jo kindly arranged a handover with the Badger Class and their teacher, Katie Meeney. And what a fabulous time we had!

We were greeted by fourteen of the most welcoming boys, who immediately introduced themselves and joined in on our impromptu photo session with enthusiasm. We spent the next half hour hanging out with the class, taking pictures, chatting and getting a little insight into a lesson, which included learning sign language. To top things off, each boy had created a greetings card thanking us for the computers!

It was a real pleasure to meet the Badger Class and we hope they enjoy putting their new computers to good use. When we asked them how they’d use the computers, we were told for writing, typing, spelling, stories, and possibly the best answer – booking a holiday!

“As a business, we are heavily focused on technology, and we understand the costs involved in keeping IT equipment up-to-date and working. We are delighted to be able to donate these PCs and pleased that they will make such a difference for the children of Mossbrook School.”

Sarah Simpkins, Marketing Director, Evolution Funding

Evolution Funding appoints Katie Hayes as Chief Operating Officer

Evolution Funding (“Evolution”), the motor finance broker and technology provider, has appointed Katie Hayes to the board as its Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).

Bringing over 22 years’ experience in the sector, Hayes joins Evolution from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was a member of the senior leadership team within the motor finance division. Positions held include Head of Jaguar Land Rover Financial Services for Black Horse and Head of Partnership and Market Development.

Prior to this, Hayes was Director of Customer Experience for Lex Autolease where she was responsible for product development and compliance, customer journey optimisation, and customer engagement.

Hayes will assume responsibility for all partner and end consumer journeys in Evolution’s point of sale and direct to consumer channels. She will also lead on product and process improvement, compliance, and governance.

Commenting on Hayes appointment, Evolution CEO Lee Streets said:

“The creation of the COO role is a crucial step towards achieving our strategic goals, especially when it comes to delivering excellence in motor finance. Katie brings extensive experience of working both commercially and operationally with a number of key partners.

“In addition, the expertise and insight that Katie has gained working in a number of senior motor finance roles will be invaluable for Evolution’s progression and growth. We are delighted to welcome her to the business”.

Hayes said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the Evolution team at such an exciting time for the business and the sector overall. I’ve worked alongside Evolution on a number of occasions and always been hugely impressed by the people and the commitment to deliver. I’m really looking forward to being part of such a dynamic team and sharing my passion and experience of customers and partners.

“Bringing together vital elements of the business such as customer journey management and product and process improvement, along with non-dealer commercial activity, will be key to achieving Evolution’s growth objectives”.