Hope Capital appoints Head of Business Development

By Bridging Loan Directory -


Brian Baker - B&WHope Capital has just appointed Brian Baker as Head of Business Development in a newly created role.

Brian will be responsible for helping Hope Capital to continue its upward growth trajectory; Hope Capital has expanded by more than 1,100% since 2011 and Brian has been brought on board to increase this still further.

Brian has been actively involved in the bridging finance industry for over twenty years both as a broker and also a senior business development manager for several highly respected bridging finance houses. As a broker Brian concentrated his resources on short term property finance and his reputation with his lenders was such that in 2000 he was head hunted by one of his panel lenders to join them full time. This trust was not misplaced as Brian increased the lender’s loan book by over 300% before he made a return to broking and private investor funding in 2008, running his own firm directly prior to joining Hope Capital.

Brian therefore brings a wealth of experience from both the lending and broker side of bridging and his role with Hope Capital will be to expand its growth through the development and management of broker relations throughout England and Wales.

Brian’s background in the broking market enables him to fully understand the specific needs of the broker.  He will bring his broad experience to work with brokers to ensure that any broker working with Hope Capital achieves their stated goals for both themselves and their clients.

Jonathan Sealey, chief executive officer of Hope Capital says:

“Brian has a very impressive history in the bridging industry and a formidable track record of achievement.  Our aim is that he helps to grow Hope Capital through achieving the aims and objectives of all of the brokers and clients who work with us.”

Brian Baker says:

“It is rare that someone gets the opportunity to work with a firm that is growing so rapidly and which also wants to do things in the right way.  Bridging is an area that is very familiar to some brokers while others, whose core business is mainstream mortgages, need a little more assistance to get a case turned around for their clients in the timeframe required.  My aim is to help brokers from both ends of the spectrum to meet the needs of their clients for whom bridging is the optimum answer and to make sure that it is executed as quickly and efficiently as possible.”