Gary Bailey

Gary Bailey joins Hope Capital as MD

Hope Capital has appointed Gary Bailey (pictured above) as its first managing director.

Gary joins the specialist lender after spending over 20 years at Together, where he held the role of sales director.

In his new role, Gary will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Hope Capital to allow CEO Jonathan Sealey to concentrate on the strategic growth of the company.

Gary will work closely with the lender’s senior management team and also promote expansion and innovation within the company, while delivering the sales targets for 2019 and beyond.

Gary said he was excited to be joining Hope Capital.

“Due to outside interests, I’d had no intention of returning to the industry in a permanent role and had many offers ranging from new lenders to challenger banks.

“However, the company values, ethos, aspirations and [the] commitment of Jonathan and his board members was too much for me to resist.

“I know I can make a positive difference and add value to help Hope Capital achieve its ambitious growth plans.

“I am really looking forward to working with Jonathan and the team to help drive the next stage of Hope Capital’s growth and development.”

The news comes after Hope doubled its lending during 2018, increased its staff numbers by 40% and moved into larger offices.

Jonathan added: “This is the first time that Hope Capital has appointed a managing director and it marks the next phase of our growth.

“Gary brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that will really help [to] drive Hope Capital forward and achieve its ambitious growth plans.”

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