LDNfinance to grow team to 30 with new layer of senior management

LDNfinance has revealed that it plans to grow its team to 30 staff over the next year.

In an interview with Bridging & Commercial, Chris Oatway, director at LDNfinance (pictured above), stated that it was looking to bring in another layer of senior management.

“We are looking to build the marketing team, [and are] looking to bring [in] another layer of senior management as we grow to ensure that we can look after the business as a whole,” he said.

“We have three big appointments that we are looking to make from an experienced adviser side of things, [covering] sectors including specialist finance [and] private banking, which we see as the future of the property finance industry.”

Chris added that it had grown steadily over the past two years to get to a team of 20.

“We've done a lot of training to be able to bring people through, and we've [had] a lot of success.

“But we have plans to continue to grow.

“We think it's a very exciting sector to be in … and we want to be at the very front of that, and to ensure that the business runs smoothly.

“Having the right senior management in place is going to be crucial.”

Chris claimed that he could see technology completely changing the industry, and that this would allow staff to spend more time on complex, bespoke deals.

“Those [simpler] transactional cases can be looked after by technology, which will increase [the] retention of clients, and take away a lot of the day-to-day work that we are putting in.

“But where we enjoy doing deals in the specialist sector are those complex transactions which technology will never be able to do.

“And that is certainly where we can see the growth and the future of the property finance industry — certainly from a broker's perspective.”

This comes as LDNfinance is set to introduce its new CRM, along with the new website it has launched.

It has also made changes to enhance its digital brand to expand its online presence and future-proof its offering.

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