Amicus three senior hires

Amicus boosts Manchester team with three senior hires

Amicus Property Finance has appointed three new senior underwriters to its Manchester team.

The specialist lender has hired Alan Dorrington (pictured above, centre), Mark Heckels (pictured above, right) and Derek Wells (pictured above, left) to its 15-strong property finance team based in Manchester as it looks to continue its growth plans in the region.

Alan has joined from Nationwide Building Society, where he was senior lending manager in commercial property finance.

Prior to this, he held senior roles at Dunbar Bank, Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Ireland.

Mark previously worked at Nationwide Building Society, where he was lending manager in the business development team.

He was also a relationship manager at Allied Irish Banks and was responsible for £100m of real estate lending and trading banking requirements.

Meanwhile, Derek has been recruited by Amicus from Bank of Ireland’s business banking team, where he spent 11 years focused on managing high-risk/non-performing connections relating to property funding.

Before joining Bank of Ireland, Derek worked for HBOS Group within its specialist property finance, corporate and private banking teams.

Yasin Patel, divisional director at Amicus Property Finance, welcomed the new arrivals after seeing fantastic growth over recent periods.

“This comes from investing in a highly experienced team with knowledge of the local business community, and the right expertise to successfully partner with and deliver on our clients’ needs.

“Alan, Mark and Derek’s appointments reflect this approach and I’m confident in the skills and industry knowledge they bring to our team.

“With over £500m to lend, we expect to be very busy across our key areas of auction, refurb and development, and anticipate a busy second half of the year.”

Subject to authorisation, Amicus anticipates receiving its banking licence this year, which will allow it to fulfil its long-term growth objectives by accessing an alternative source of funding.


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