Impact Lending makes three new senior hires to help drive growth



Impact has appointed Wes Friedel as Head of Credit, and Matthew Lawrence and Holly Dormer as Business Development Managers

Impact Lending, part of the end-to-end property company Impact Capital Group, announces that it has appointed Wes Friedel as Head of Credit, and Matthew Lawrence and Holly Dormer as Business Development Managers.

Wes Friedel has over sixteen years’ real estate lending experience and joins from Acre Lane Capital where he was Head of Underwriting. Prior to Acre Lane, Wes held senior roles at PropFin, Masthaven Bank, and Mercantile Trust.

Matthew Lawrence has over ten years’ experience within financial services and started his career with Barclays Bank in the corporate baking team.

He joins Impact from Castle Trust Bank, where he was responsible for generating new business with top broker accounts in the London area.

Holly Dormer has over five years’ experience in real estate finance across commercial and residential development and, like Wes, joins from PropFin where she managed large development deals.

She held previous roles at Octopus Property Finance, Peritus Corporate Finance and NatWest.

All three will be supporting Impact Lending, a business arm in the Impact Capital Group, which launched in February 2021, to provide financing solutions to external developers, including a unique product range dedicated to sustainable development.

Impact Capital Group, founded by entrepreneur Robert Whitton, is a UK-based technology and design-led business, providing an end-to-end integrated value chain for the entire development process.

Last month, just over two years since being founded, Impact Capital Group gained permission for its first major regeneration scheme for site in Romford Town centre site that will have a gross development value in excess of £350 million and will be built using Modern Methods of Construction.

David Travers, CEO of Impact Lending, said:

“Wes, Matthew and Holly are just the right people to take Impact Lending to the next level and will encourage all of our clients to consider building using sustainable construction methods on their future developments, and contribute to the green recovery initiative.

Given their many years of experience and financial background, I feel sure that all three will meaningfully expedite the growth plans for Impact Lending and the rest of the Group.”