Roma Finance bolsters business development with new appointments and promotions


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Roma Finance, has appointed Amer Watson and Shahed Popat as business development managers as its first action in 2024.

Amer, who joins from MS Lending, has a wealth of expertise in the financial services market and has spent the last five years of his career within the bridging lending space. Amer will cover Yorkshire, the Northeast and Scotland and is the perfect choice for this essential role.

Shahed, joins Roma from Blue Square Capital with five years experience in the specialist property finance market.

Previously of West One, Shahed will be the business development manager for the Southeast and London and his skill set and experience are perfectly aligned for this opportunity.

As Amer and Shahed join the business, Roma is delighted to announce that Claudine Reynolds and Alan Collins will move into relationship management roles to focus on partnerships and growing business with affiliates.

Michael Allison, commercial director said:

“We had huge success in 2023 with multiple record-breaking months and we are starting 2024 by strengthening our commercial team in line with the needs of our customers and brokers.

We have ambitious targets which we have communicated with transparency.

As we grow, we need to bring in exceptional talent to execute our sales strategy and take advantage of every opportunity. 2024 will be our biggest ever year.”

Sonia Mann, head of field sales at Roma added:

“The journey I have been on with Roma to date has been fantastic and the future potential in this business is huge.

I am also heartened by the number of brokers entering the commercial property finance space. The intermediary market is a huge focus for Roma and I am delighted with the new appointments within the business.

It is essential that we provide the best possible experience to brokers and their clients and achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

I am delighted to welcome Amer and Shahed who will be ideal in these roles.”