LendInvest hires second Northern BDM to satisfy demand in the region



LendInvest, the specialist mortgage lender, has appointed its second Business Development Manager (BDM) for Northern England as the company continues to ramp up its regional expansion.

Sophie Mitchell-Charman, joins the team from Mint where she worked as a Bridging BDM. With over 12 years’ financial services experience, Sophie has worked as both a broker and a BDM, bringing a wide ranging skill set to the role.

Based in York, Sophie will travel extensively throughout northern England, with a particular focus on deals in the North East. Sophie will source deals across LendInvest’s full product range, from pre-construction finance to development exit.

The appointment is LendInvest’s third hire outside of London, and second in the North following the recruitment of Peter McDermid as BDM for Scotland in July 2016 and Damien Druce as a Manchester-based BDM in November 2016.

LendInvest continues to complete a growing number of deals outside of London, with five new deals completing in Scotland alone this month. These hires are a direct response to this increasing demand for LendInvest’s short term property finance.

Matthew Tooth, Chief Commercial Officer at LendInvest, said:

“We’ve seen an increasing demand in the Northern market. Hiring our first Northern BDM at the end of last year has highlighted the potential within the region, one which Sophie, alongside Damien Druce, is more than equipped to capitalise on.

“Sophie’s breadth of experience as both a BDM and a broker puts her in a brilliant position to cultivate business in an area that is strategically important for our business development plans.”

Sophie Mitchell-Charman, pictured, BDM for Northern England at LendInvest, said:

“As LendInvest’s profile continues to grow in the North, I am very excited to join the team during this crucial time of rapid national expansion. What will truly make the difference in the region is the diverse product range that LendInvest are offering, a suite truly tailored to a broad spectrum of borrowers. ”