Hampshire Trust Bank promotes Josh Swaby to development finance business development manager


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Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has announced the appointment of Josh Swaby as business development manager (BDM) for the North of England within its development finance team.

In his new role, Josh will be responsible for building broker relationships, raising awareness with developers, as well as supporting the bank’s existing brokers, within northern England.

Born and raised in Yorkshire, Josh has a strong background in property earned over several years and has a keen eye for structuring a deal.

Josh joined HTB from the commercial team of a large high-street lender in 2022 and has since held relationship management and underwriting roles in the development finance team.

In this time Josh has established his passion for complex property development deals, helping build the bank’s reputation for working closely with brokers and clients to get development cases over the line.

Josh will report to Scott Apps, head of distribution, development finance.

Josh Swaby, business development manager – north, development finance, HTB, said:

 “As a ‘born and bred’ Yorkshireman, I’m proud to be given this opportunity to expand the Bank’s presence in the north.

It goes without saying that I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best in the industry.

I’m looking forward to supporting our fantastic development finance team, regional housebuilders and brokers in the north and demonstrating our commitment to the fantastic towns, cities and beyond that make this area so special.”

Scott Apps, head of distribution, development finance, HTB, added: 

“Ever since he joined HTB, Josh has shown his enthusiasm for ‘tough’ development finance cases as well as the knowledge and capability to find solutions.

He is all about turning those tricky applications into solid completions and more importantly, providing certainty to brokers and their clients.

We truly believe that Josh will provide the support and technical know-how to help our clients and intermediary partners in the north thrive with HTB.

We continue to have a real appetite for development projects nationwide, and Josh will ensure that brokers and clients in the north continue to receive the top-notch service they deserve in the development finance space.”