Black Book Finance boosts commercial team


Darren Peiris

Black Book Finance has once again boosted its commercial & development team, with the appointment of Darren Peiris to the role of Commercial Finance Executive.

Peiris, pictured, has worked within the banking and finance sectors for the past 13 years, initially with Natwest as a Customer Advisor for 3 years. He was then approached to join Barclays as a Relationship Manager. In his first year with Barclays he was the top performer for their London region, achieving the Platinum Award for consistently exceeding sales targets. Over the next 6 years he consistently finished in the top 10 (of 300) Relationship Managers, before taking the role of Relationship Executive for Barclays Wealth, and then for their Offshore (Intermediaries) division. He left Barclays in 2016 to join ASC Finance, to generate and process lending opportunities for both commercial and residential investments, as well as bridging, development and acquisition finance. Once again, he exceeded all sales targets and was head-hunted by Black Book in 2017. He brings with him long-standing relationships with a network of financial advisors, accountants and solicitors.

Peiris said:

“The opportunity to join Black Book was too exciting to ignore. Michael Clapper’s background speaks for itself, and Black Book’s growth in its first year has been simply staggering. I am excited to be joining such a formidable team so early on in its development, and very much looking forward to playing a key role in their ambitious growth plans. It speaks volumes that after just 3 days in to my new role, and whilst still only at the start of the year, I am already taking and placing so many enquiries.”

Michael Clapper, co-founder and chairman at Black Book Finance said:

“For Black Book to enter to an established market and make such an impact so quickly, the need for a compelling product and service proposition was obvious, but that in itself that would not have been enough without the very best people delivering the service to our introducers. For that reason, our recruitment process is highly selective and we were delighted that Darren agreed to join us. He is hugely knowledgeable and has already hit the ground running – a very welcome addition to our commercial & development team.”