YBS Commercial Mortgages appoints two new relationship directors


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YBS Commercial Mortgages has recruited two new relationship directors, with Alaster Leslie and Kim Donovan joining the commercial lender’s North team.

Alaster has worked in commercial banking since 2015, in various roles at RBS and TSB, which has allowed him to build a fantastic level of knowledge and experience around supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

His most recent position as a business development manager for TSB has seen him develop a network of strong sector relationships, which he brings with him to his new role, having worked with a wide range of businesses to support their lending requirements.

Kim has wide-ranging knowledge of commercial lending, with a strong understanding of the real estate sector, having worked in the industry for over 38 years.

She has a wealth of experience and established relationships in the healthcare and owner-occupier sectors from her time as a business development manager at TSB and a senior portfolio manager at Lloyds Banking Group.

All of this gives her the tools needed to provide high-quality support to brokers and clients alike.

Alaster said:

“I’m really excited to join the North team during this growth period. Having seen the positive impact YBS Commercial Mortgages is having on the sector, I’m really looking forward to being part of this journey, supporting SMEs and working with new and existing stakeholders to provide fantastic service to our clients”.

Kim commented:

“I am delighted to join and share the business’s goal of achieving growth within the commercial mortgages sector, all delivered in line with our commitment to providing the best possible outcomes for our brokers and their clients.

Mark Heckels, regional director for the North team at YBS Commercial Mortgages, commented:

“I’m so pleased to welcome Alaster and Kim to the business, and I look forward to seeing the contribution I am confident they will make.

This recruitment drive demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our regional teams to ensure we provide the best possible support to the commercial market, and to all our clients.”