Miriam Howarth has been hired as head of marketing, joining from iProspect where she worked as associate director.
She will develop Hope Capital’s brand strategy, increase the number of broker events that the lender holds and help build relationships with brokers and key partners.
However, the new staff will predominantly take up business development roles, with a focus on providing more direct and hands-on support to brokers.
Emma Tempest has joined to look after the Midlands and East Anglia, while Stephen Allen will look after brokers in the South West and Wales.
These appointments will complement the existing BDM team with Maria Magnussen in London and the South East and Wayne Lee who looks after the north of England.
The external BDM team will be assisted by an expanded internal team whose role it is to help brokers with case submissions, ensuring they can always speak to someone on the phone and cases are turned around as quickly as possible.
Christopher Buckley and Debbie Wilson will be joining the team in one week and in a month’s time, respectively.
They will be the first point of contact for brokers calling into the lender.
Jonathan Sealey, CEO of Hope Capital, said that these appointments mark the next stage of its growth strategy.
He added: “We more than doubled in size last year and we are continuing to grow rapidly, but our priority is ensuring that our service remains exemplary even with the rapidly increasing demand for our loans.”
Pictured from left to right: Emma Tempest, Christopher Buckley, Gary Bailey (MD), Stephen Allen, Miriam Howarth