Shawbrook Bank promotes Karen Bennett to Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages



Karen BennettShawbrook Bank has announced the promotion of Karen Bennett to Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages. Karen was previously Head of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Mortgages.

The promotion has been made to recognise Karen’s dedication to the growth of Shawbrook’s Commercial Mortgage business. Under Karen’s leadership, Shawbrook’s field sales team has double in size, ensuring that it continues to offer the same level of one-on-one support for its brokers.

Karen’s commitment to the broker community has also seen her develop Shawbrook’s Strategic Partner programme for brokers who have achieved the published benchmarks with regards to both quantity of business and quality of conversions.

Karen has also taken a lead role overhauling the bank’s product range, working closely with brokers to ensure Shawbrook’s products always meet the demands of the market.

Stephen Johnson, Managing Director Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank said:

“This is a highly deserved promotion for Karen who has risen to the challenges and opportunities presented to her over the last 12 months, following the rapid growth of the commercial mortgage business. Under Karen’s guidance, the sales team has made a phenomenal start to 2013 – and I am sure they will continue to build on these great foundations and deliver in the remaining eight months of the year, and beyond.”

Karen Bennett said:

“I am really proud of this promotion and am looking forward to maximising the potential the new role will bring. I am fortunate to work within a great team that is driven and passionate about delivering an exceptional personal service to our network of brokers. I relish developing new products and services for our brokers and looking for ways to maximise their business level and look forward to dedicating more time to this in my new role.”