Yorkshire lender strengthens Northern team


Joel Brooks

Joel Brooks, pictured, has joined growing Yorkshire-based bridging financier TFG Capital as a business development executive based in the North West.

Joel, who previously worked for a well know North West commercial brokerage business, will be based in its Manchester office.  With experience of providing property and development finance, he will focus on further growing TFG Capital’s contacts and business in the North West.

Joel’s appointment follows the recent recruitment of Damian Slingsby who joined TFG Capital as sales director, based in its Doncaster office.  Previously, Damian has spent over 15 years working in business development and operations roles in the bridging finance and asset based lending market and will be responsible for further growing TFG Capital’s business in Yorkshire and the North East.

“Over the last three and a half years, we’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as a fast, reliable alternative to traditional funding avenues,” explains founder and director of TFG Capital, James Mortimore.  “As specialists in providing property and asset backed cash flow and bridging finance, we’ve proved able fill a much-needed gap in the market and, consequently, we’re continuing to grow.

“Damian and Joel are great additions to the TFG team and their knowledge and contacts will help us drive our product offering throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. Providing funding to viable businesses which simply require a more flexible approach to give them the tailored financial solutions they require is the key to our success.”

Joel comments:

“This is a great opportunity to build on my knowledge of the lending environment and work with an experienced team with a strong track record of quickly putting together bridging finance and development finance deals.

“I’m looking forward to raising the profile of TFG Capital in the North West and letting more businesses with assets know that there is a professional, fast alternative to mainstream lenders.”

The appointments of Joel and Damian follows the appointment of operations director Andrew Hunt last year.

Founded by well-known financier James Mortimore in 2014, TFG Capital has offices in Leeds and Doncaster.  It provides short and medium term loans of between £50,000 and £3m over terms up to two years and was set up with the aim of plugging the funding gap for businesses seeking expansion and opportunity capital, but which are unable to obtain bank support.