Hope Capital expands with new business development manager

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Full page photoHope Capital has fulfilled the first half of its expansion plans with the appointment of a new business development manager.

Hope Capital announced its plans to recruit both a new BDM and underwriter in June following phenomenal growth in the first half of 2015 and its announcement of expansion into Scotland. Paul Gammond joins the entrepreneurial bridging lender to assist with the growth, both in quality and quantity, of the business from partners, brokers and introducers.

Paul joins Hope Capital having worked in financial services for the past nine years.  His previous experience has taken him from associate director at Superbridge Ltd to Lloyds Banking Group, where he reached branch manager level.  Paul came back into the bridging sector in 2014 working for Bridging Finance Solutions and has since built an extensive network of contacts across the country.

Commenting on his new role Paul Gammond said:

“Joining a company that is keen to lend and has great products is a very exciting prospect for me.  Since returning to the sector I have travelled the country and met some great brokers and clients.  I am very much looking forward to my next challenge with Hope Capital; growing the business, building valuable relationships and helping many more peoples’ property dreams come true.”

Jonathan Sealey, chief executive officer of Hope Capital said:

“Hope Capital is very much a service-focused lender.  When recruiting we were looking for someone with extensive knowledge of bridging loans and mortgages, but equally importantly someone with contacts who can build good, long-standing, relationships and that understands how important service is when it comes to short term lending.

“Paul’s appointment is crucial to the development of our business to ensure we can continue to help more people with the short term finance they need.  Increasing deal flow is key to this and through his industry connections Paul is perfectly placed to help Hope Capital achieve its goals.  With Paul on board we have the structure to continue to build on what has been a very exciting year”