Together hires new business development manager

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Specialist lender Together has appointed Gemma Roberts as a business development manager covering the North of England.

Gemma, who has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, was previously a senior telephony sales relationship manager at the Manchester-based lender.

She said:

“I’ve been given a great opportunity to expand Together’s presence in the North at what is an exciting time for the business as a whole.

It has always been an ambition of mine to be out in the field, and I’m really looking forward to meeting our broker partners face-to-face and building up a really strong rapport with them.”

The new BDM started her career at the former Northern Rock bank, as a mortgage adviser before moving into a business development role.

She then took moved to a BDM position with Santander, spending six years there. Gemma returned to Together following a short stint working for a specialist bridging lender.

In her new role, Gemma will cover a huge area of the country from the North East to the north Midlands. She will report to Paula Purdy, the lender’s Head of Sales for the North.

Paula Purdy said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Gemma to the team and back to Together. She brings with her the exceptional experience, knowledge, and ambition to help our key intermediary partners with the flexible finance needed to meet their clients’ ambitions.

Gemma will play her part in growing our loan book – which currently stands at more than £4.4billion – by supporting brokers across the North, with tailored lending solutions delivered efficiently and in a timely manner.”