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West One Loans and Together announce senior appointments

  • 30/05/2019
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West One Loans and Together announce senior appointments
West One Loans and Together have made a handful of appointments to their respective senior teams.


Phill Tyson joins West One Loans from Shawbrook to take up the post of underwriting risk manager, while Michael Grant has been promoted to the role of head of sales – bridging and development finance and Chris Harrison has been promoted to underwriting team manager.

Both Grant and Harrison have been with the firm since 2014.

In addition, the lender’s parent company Enra Group has recruited Stephen Hogg to the role of chief operating officer.

He had previously spent six years at Metro Bank, holding a host of roles including operations director, where he was responsible for building Metro’s mortgage lending platform.

Before this Hogg spent seven years at Oakwood Global Finance, which funded the creation of Edeus and Pepper Homeloans.

Danny Waters, chief executive officer at Enra, noted that Hogg’s experience in building “profitable, scalable, technology-driven lending businesses is an ideal fit for us at Enra, as we continue our rapid growth”

He added: “[Tyson] has an impressive background and will be able to support the growth of our lending business. We pride ourselves on a having a common-sense approach to underwriting and he will help us continue in that vein.”


Together expands corporate team

Meanwhile Together has more than doubled the size of its corporate lending team, appointing two corporate relationship directors and two corporate relationship support managers.

Sonia Mann and Andrew Fouli join as relationship directors for the Midlands and London respectively.

Mann boasts more than two decades of experience in business development, having worked for Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays in the past.

Fouli joins from Cynergy Bank, where he held the post of banking support manager, and has worked in banking for more than thirty years.

Geoff Walton and Kathy Murphy Hunter have taken the roles of support managers, both joining from Lloyds Banking Group.

The hires come six months after Andrew Charnley (pictured) was recruited to the newly created role of head of corporate relationships, joining from Lloyds Banking Group.

Charnley said the appointments were a demonstration of the lender’s desire to be the number one choice for corporate finance.

He added: “Their appointments clearly signal our intentions to grow the business even more in the near future and to support businesses and their advisers with lending solutions tailored to their needs and delivered in an efficient and timely manner.”


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