A Manchester-headquartered payments FinTech has made three key additions to its team.

Total Processing, which doubled its headcount during lockdown to 60 people, has appointed Phil Astall as chief operating officer, Harry Luscombe as commercial director and Jonathan McGee as finance manager.

Previously a global senior director at travel company Expedia, Astall (pictured) joins with extensive experience in delivering improvements to business performance, costs, revenue and customer success. 

His appointment comes at a key moment, as Total Processing welcomes several new high-profile clients; amongst them, two leading fashion retailers, to their merchant portfolio. 

Bringing over 10 years of experience across sales, marketing and operations, Luscombe joins from SaaS platform company Mercarto, where he was a commercial director. In his new role, Luscombe will help Total Processing to identify profitable sales and marketing strategy as the company expands further into the EMEA market. 

McGee joins the business following over six years with leading payments company Worldpay as an accounting manager.

During lockdown the company also expanded into a significantly larger Manchester-based headquarters at 111 Piccadilly, and expanded its UAE base to a larger premise at what is dubbed the ‘innovation hub’ of Dubai’s future district.

CEO Rob Pailin said: “The recruitment of Phil, Harry and Jonathan is another huge acquisition for our growing team. 

“We’re on a mission to become the most customer-focused payments company in the world and having the right people in place is vital to us realising that ambition. 

“Their knowledge, skills and experience will be massive going forward, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they each help us achieve.”

Founded in 2015, Total Processing is now one of the UK’s fastest growing FinTech companies, delivering its services to more than 3,000 clients and disrupting the payments sector through the delivery of custom payment solutions across online and in-store channels worldwide.