The lender is expanding its national coverage as part of its ambitious growth plans, which includes growing its core bridging business, as well as building its second charge mortgages and future new lending streams.
John Steel has joined West One from specialist lender Together and will cover new business development in the North of England and Scotland.
Matthew Watson has transferred from West One’s parent company Enra Group and will be responsible for business development on the south coast and South West.
West One has also appointed Lauren Snee and Laura Hollis to help expand back-office support for its brokers, and the pair will support newly promoted broker sales manager Danny Scoltock.
- West One lends £62m in one month
- West One Loans joins Connect's bridging panel
- West One provides £520,000 bridge in under three days
“This strengthening of our sales organisation is a critical component of our growth strategy and ensures that we not only have nationwide coverage of our key broker partners, but also the back-office bench strength to give them the service they expect from an agile business like West One,” said Marie Grundy, sales director for West One (pictured above).
“I’m delighted to welcome John, who brings over 10 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, including in specialist lending, to represent us in the north of the UK, as well as Matt, who knows our group inside-out, to consolidate our presence in the south coast and South West.
“Congratulations are also due to Danny Scoltock, whose well-earned promotion will ensure we build a responsive, flexible support team that keeps our brokers at the heart of our business.”
The news comes just two months after West One reported a record month in which it lent £62m in June.