Meet the Team

Alan Tutte

Founder & CEO

After leaving college to train as a Marine Engineering Officer and joining the Merchant Navy, Alan decided to retrain and joined NWS Bank Plc in 1987 as a trainee. He quickly climbed the ranks and became one of the Country’s leading Branch Managers based in London. In 1997 Alan left to set up a finance brokerage in Bath, which soon became one of the country’s leading asset finance brokerages.

In 2005 following a relocation to Cornwall, he founded Ignition Credit PLC which was a hybrid lender/broker. This business was successfully sold to Star Asset Finance in 2015 which is backed by a European Private Equity fund.

In 2018 following the earn out of Ignition Credit, Alan set up CapInvest Finance as an Appointed Representative of Ignition Credit PLC, to continue to support his long standing client base and further assist with the development of Ignition from within it’s new home.

In his spare time Alan is a passionate car and motorcycle enthusiast and his hobbies include boating, golf, walking, dining out and travel.

Steve Hunt


Steve trained with Barclays Bank in his early career becoming professionally qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He was promoted a number of times and finished his term with Barclays in 1996 in corporate lending. He was approached and joined Armada Finance as their Lending Manager for Cornwall where he became their top sales person for 8 years in a row.

In 2005 he joined with Alan Tutte as a founding Shareholder and Director of Ignition Credit PLC, a lender and broker of business finance. This business expanded successfully, consistently supporting business customers across the UK with a weighting towards the South West. Ignition Credit was sold to Star Asset Finance in 2015.

Steve is a keen golfer and also plays table tennis at league standard. He enjoys travel, cooking and dining out.

Tracey Eamer

Operations Director

Tracey Eamer is the Operations Director with 30 year’s experience in finance.

Starting in Retail Banking, then moving to Asset Finance to join Alan for the past 16 years.

She is driven by exceeding her clients expectations.

Married to Shaun with two grown up children, she lives in a rural area enjoying walks with her two springer spaniels and looking after her miniature Shetland pony.

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