Sancus expands business development team


Barry Dillon Sancus

Sancus continues to expand their business development team throughout the UK with the appointments of Barry Dillon (North), pictured above, and Tony Grillo (South).

The property bridging and development lender appointed Mel Fourie (Head of Sales, North) and Jaxon Stevens (Head of Sales, South) in October of this year, Barry and Tony will now join their respective teams based in Manchester and London.

Barry’s career spans 17 years in commercial banking & property finance, which have seen him undertake roles across various specialisms in business development and property lending, with a specific background in bridging and development funding.

Barry has worked within mainstream & alternative lending and he joins Sancus from the commercial finance brokerage Newable. Barry most recently held positions with Newable and Together.

Tony Grillo Sancus

Tony, pictured above, has over 20 years’ experience in sales and underwriting within the property finance markets, with a solid track record of achievement in financial service organisations and a proven ability to build, extract and deliver results through business development and account management.

Prior to joining Sancus, Tony was at Positive Lending where he was the top performing Regional Account Manager for 6 years.

Richard Whitehouse, (Sales Director, UK), said:

“I have great pleasure in welcoming both Tony and Barry to the growing Sancus team.

They both have the attributes that we value at Sancus, comprehensive knowledge of the property lending sector, a “can-do” attitude, they are well-respected in the business community and are a pleasure to work with.

We have made huge investments in people over the last few months, both front and back-office as well as extending our funding lines in preparation for a bumper 2022.

Despite the pandemic created challenges of 2021, it has proved to be a record year for us in the UK.

The hiring of Tony, Barry and the new starters this year and those we look forward to announcing in early 2022 will enable us to build on the successful foundations we have laid in 2021.”