Aspen appoints FD and Sirius recruits commercial finance specialist

  • 24/10/2019
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Aspen appoints FD and Sirius recruits commercial finance specialist
Aspen Bridging has appointed Manjeet Bhogal as finance director, seeing her take overall control of the lender's accounting function.


Bhogal (pictured), who previously worked for Aspen’s parent company S&U PLC in the positions of financial accountant and company secretary, will monitor and forecast business performance. 

In line with Aspen’s time-based service targets, she will also be involved in overseeing the administrators for fund releases for loans and drawdowns, which establishes pay-out of funds within three hours of receiving a report on title from solicitors, followed by same-day broker commission payments. 

Jack Coombs, director at Aspen, said: “We’ve known Manjeet for many years and she has got the skill set to really make a positive impact on our business, her grounding in the credit market and knowledge of S&U’s operations gives her an in-depth knowledge and experience which is second-to-none.” 


Sirius appoints commercial finance specialist 

Sirius Property Finance has continued its expansion with the recruitment of a commercial finance specialist. 

Geoff Vickers joins the commercial real estate and SME finance team to support the specialist finance broker’s increased focus on this sector. 

Vickers is a law graduate and chartered banker with more than 38 years’ experience in commercial and corporate banking, during which time he has been a business development director at Lloyds Banking Group and a business development partner at Clydesdale Bank. 

Sirius Property Finance co-founder Nick Cristofi said the brokerage planned to extend its focus to new opportunities in the commercial market, including hotels and care homes, and Vickers’s recruitment was expected to help develop this area. 

Christofi added: “There is increasing demand in the commercial sector and this is an area where we expect to see growth in our business.  

“We are recruiting sector experts like Geoff to ensure we deliver our clients the type of experience they have come to expect from Sirius.” 

Vickers said: “I am looking forward to working with the team to help develop this side of the business.” 


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