Hampshire Trust Bank expands development finance sales team


HTB team

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has announced the appointment of a business development director and two business development managers (BDMs) in its development finance division.

Scott Apps has joined the bank as business development director – development finance. He has over 13 years’ experience in financial services and was most recently a bdm at United Trust Bank.

Prior to that he was business development director at Castle Trust, where he spent five and a half years covering bridging finance, specialist buy-to-let and development finance.

During his career he has also been a bdm at Shawbrook Bank and worked at Wesleyan Financial Services.

Scott Apps, Business Development Director – Development Finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, commented:

“Having previously worked with a number of the senior stakeholders and hearing the vision for development finance at HTB, I saw their plan as a compelling proposition that I could not turn down.

The reputation of HTB’s culture and customer-focused drive for success is well known and something I was keen to be a part of.

It is an exciting time to be joining the division and I am delighted to be part of the next stage of HTB’s growth and success story, delivering the vision within a new role and with a team that is keen to adapt and evolve.”

In addition, the Bank has also appointed two new bdms over recent months. Ross Sheppard is now bdm for Wales and the South, while Dan Boswell has joined as bdm for Midlands and the North.

Sheppard joined the Bank from Castle Trust Bank, where he was a bdm in its specialist mortgages team, first covering North London and then the South West of England.

He also worked at Nationwide Building Society in 2017 as in-house business development executive.

Before joining HTB, Boswell worked at Purplebricks, covering the East of Leeds. He also worked at Northern Property Partners (NPP), where he was responsible for sourcing and creating HMOs for both UK and internationally based investors.

Alex Upton, Managing Director – Development Finance at Hampshire Trust Bank, added:

“I’m delighted to welcome the three new arrivals to the business development team at an exciting time for the Bank.

They will be responsible for working with our broker partners and development finance lending directors to deliver our continually evolving proposition.

The business development team will be building genuine partnerships with our brokers through education, engagement and feedback, which will allow us to adapt and further strengthen our development finance offering.

They will also work with our broker partners to create solutions for their developer clients and build ongoing relationships to deliver successful projects time and again. It’s great to have them on board.”