Together expands commercial sales team
Specialist lender Together has bolstered its commercial sales teams by appointing three new business development directors in the regions.
Kash Moghul will be driving the group’s growth in London and the South and East, while Chirag Mistry will be responsible for the Midlands and Gordon Spotten the North West.
The finance firm – which has a £4billion loan book – has also hired new business development managers; Jacob Tate, Joshua Stevens, Thomas Gill, Greg Applewhaite, Peter Wright and Marcus Lunt, and expanded its telesales team based at its headquarters in Cheadle, Greater Manchester.
The new telesales recruits are; Taylor Green, James Ireland, Susan Nicholson, Marc English, Camilla Scott, Andrew Ralph and Hugo Wemyss.
Katie Melbourne, who has worked at Together for nearly five years, has been appointed the team’s sales manager and she will report directly to Kerry Haworth, internal sales director at Together.
Kerry said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new members of the team as we launch our new retention strategy – reaching out to our existing customers to support them with the finance they need to realise their ambitions.
We already have a strong presence in the regions and we will be building on this to increase our commercial lending to existing and new customers across the UK, while our new BDMs and telesales colleagues will provide a point of contact for clients calling and visiting our headquarters.
In our annual results, we revealed that we’ve returned to pre-pandemic funding levels and our new recruits will help us as we grow the business further over the next few years.”
Kash Moghul, 38, joins Together from Thincats where, as a regional director, covered the East of England and London, and was instrumental in developing the alternative lender’s brand. He previously worked in banking for RBS for a decade, and Allied Irish Bank (AIB).
He said: “The amazing record of Together speaks for itself and I am looking forward to driving the business forward and creating a significant presence in the southern markets.”
Chirag Mistry was formerly an investment manager for the FSE group where he successfully funded transactions to support significant business growth, including helping companies’ international expansion.
Previously, he was a relationship director at Santander Commercial Banking working with SMEs, while also delivering high-profile masterclass skills sessions with leading blue chip companies.
The 35-year-old father-of-two said: “Together is an entrepreneurial business with a fantastic history, which has become one of the UKs leading specialist lenders.
My role will be to support the group’s ambitions to be the country’s best specialist lender by promoting its products and propositions to businesses in the Midlands.”
Gordon Spotten, 48, has been working in financial services for two decades. He joins Together from TSB, where he was a BDM responsible for lending to UK SMEs.
Gordon said: “I have a wide experience of business lending and will be best placed to deliver Together’s common sense solutions to support businesses in the region, helping them grow and prosper.”