Aspen Bridging targets growth with two key hires


Aspen new hires

Aspen Bridging has revamped its sales force – including two new appointments, as the company targets £1bn in total lending in the next few years.

Ian Miller-Hawes rejoins as Sales Director and will be responsible for the overall management of the BDM team.

For a number of years Ian successfully drove growth in Aspen as Head of Sales, and in late 2023 briefly joined a competitor before returning to lead the team.

Ian stated:

“The morale at Aspen is very positive and returning to the team feels like coming home.

I am very excited about the opportunity and, working with Jack and the wider team, we are fired up to increase lending consistently year-on-year by over 30% as targeted.”

Mike Allen joins as Business Development Manager and will be responsible for driving new relationships and deepening existing ones with brokers.

He was previously Internal BDM at Octane Capital before which he worked at Brightstar as a specialist broker.

The team is complemented by Steve Gregory as BDM, who joined Aspen in February 2022 and is now thoroughly experienced in the lender’s appetite and requirements.

Last week Aspen announced a raft of promotions across several other teams as it lays the foundations for future growth, most notably Wayne Hicklin takes the position of Risk Director while Saif Khalique has become Head of Underwriting.

Jack Coombs, Managing Director at Aspen Bridging, said:

“Recently we have made several key personnel decisions as we structure the business for £1bn in total lending, having recently hit the £500m mark.

The appointments of Ian and Mike, alongside Steve, creates a sales team with the motivated and experienced people needed to help deliver on our targets.”