SmartSearch has appointed Martin Turvey as international development director.

As part of his new role, Turvey will be instructed to oversee SmartSearch’s expansion into US and European markets.

SmartSearch entered the US market in July and opened an office in Utah in October.

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According to the firm, it believes that the appointment reflects its ambition to expand the business throughout Europe, the US and other markets.

John Dobson, chief executive of SmartSearch said: “This appointment will enable us to develop our business in the USA and globally while at the same time continue to grow in our existing markets.

Having someone with Martin’s experience in the US will be invaluable to our growth in this market.

“The initial signs are encouraging as we are already receiving huge interest from prospective clients in the US across sectors such as tier two banks, financial brokers, real estate, accountants and legal.

“Martin, together with our US national sales director, Chad Rawlings, will be well placed to cultivate that interest and develop the business further.”

Turvey adds: “The UK is the most heavily regulated place in the world for AML compliance and as the rest of the world is catching up, there is a great opportunity for SmartSearch to expand.

“All the tools and infrastructure are in place and our ambition is to grow internationally and become a major global presence.”