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Glenhawk appoints BDM French from Shawbrook

  • 04/10/2018
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Bridging lender Glenhawk has added a business development associate and analyst to its team taking the business to 17 staff.


The lender said the pair of moves were intended to support “accelerated loan book growth” following its initial £75m funding line from Shawbrook Bank and a global asset manager.

Harleigh French (pictured above) has more than seven years of sales experience and joins as business development associate, overseeing the management of broker relationships, client liaison and loan origination.

She was previously business development executive at Shawbrook Bank with responsibility for new broker and client enquiries while maintaining the existing deal book, across both the residential and commercial mortgage sectors.


New analyst

Nicholas Hare (pictured left) has joined Glenhawk as an analyst and will be responsible for financial modelling, risk and investment analysis and mergers and acquisitions analysis and research.

Hare was previously a commercial analyst at Cabot Financial, working closely with the corporate development team on mergers and acquisitions and new market strategy.

He also helped to manage Cabot’s Spanish real estate portfolio and produced regular analysis on the UK and European debt landscape.

Glenhawk chief executive officer Guy Harrington said: “Harleigh and Nicholas are joining us at a hugely exciting time following the new funding line, and their respective skill sets will be integral in helping us identify both the borrowers and parts of the market that are ripe for our unique lending proposition.

“Harleigh brings with her a proven track record of growing high-quality loan books, while Nicholas’s background in financial analysis and reporting will complement our existing financial team.

Harrington added that the lender had “a significant pipeline of deals lined up for the rest of 2018”.


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