Appointments

Enness, Arbuthnot and Bridge Help bolster management teams with new hires



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Enness Global Mortgages, Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited and Bridge Help have all made additions to their management teams.

Enness Global Mortgages

Nigel Le Quesne has joined Enness Global Mortgages as its new non-executive chairman.

In his role, Nigel will provide guidance and support to CEO Islay Robinson in London and managing director Hugh Wade-Jones in Monaco for their international growth plans.

He will also acquire an equity stake in the business.

Nigel has experience as a chairman and director in public and private markets, having worked across several business sectors over his career.

Currently, he is CEO of JTC PLC.

Commenting on his appointment, Nigel said that he was delighted to join the company.

“My wide experience and history of managing a multi-jurisdictional growth business over the years will, I hope, prove invaluable in this regard.”

Islay stated: “This is an important landmark for Enness and the absolute correct decision for both the company and our team. 

“With Nigel’s guidance and support, we will now set upon an ambitious phase of growth, further cementing Enness as the leading mortgage broker for UHNW individuals on the international stage.”

Hugh added that having Nigel on the board would further accelerate the success the company had enjoyed, particularly in the past three years.

“Nigel has obviously had phenomenal success with JTC, which have offices in every corner of the globe, and we have no doubt he will be able to help us emulate the same at Enness.”

Arbuthnot Specialist Finance 

Matthew Anderson has been appointed as head of sales for Arbuthnot Latham Group’s short-term property finance arm, Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited (ASFL).

In his new role, he will lead the relationship management team, helping to drive business development through a high-quality service.

Matthew has over 25 years of experience in the bridging and development finance industry. 

He joins the company from Bath & West, where he was commercial director.

Prior to this, he held various senior positions, including director at Finance and Credit Corporation, head of development lending at Amicus Property Finance and associate director and Wintrust PLC.

Commenting on his new role, Matthew said: “It’s fantastic to be joining the ASFL team, and with that, becoming a part of Arbuthnot Latham.

“[The company] has a rich history of maintaining strong relationships with clients and the bank has a very strong capital base to support the ASFL business with its future ambitions.”

Yasin Patel, joint MD at Arbuthnot Specialist Finance, added: “Although challenging, 2020 was also an exciting year for the business. 

We saw record loan enquiries in Q4 2020 and experienced strong growth. 

“With Matthew on board, we are well positioned to continue our growth trajectory, providing the highest quality of service for our clients and brokers in 2021 and beyond.”

The news follows a record quarter that saw ASFL’s loan enquiries totalling £392m from 270 credit applications.

Bridge Help

Katie Snodden has been hired as Bridge Help’s new BDM.

In her new role, Katie will join the company’s other BDM, Danny Power, in building Bridge Help's loan pipeline through its broker network.

She brings experience in the transport and logistics sector to the team, having worked in financial service roles for companies such as Bow Distribution and Warehouse Limited, B. Taylor & Sons Transport, and Shaping Skills Limited.

Chris Sellars, CEO at Bridge Help, said: "[Katie] joins us at an exciting and busy time. 

“Despite the industry's worst fears, 2020 was a good year for bridging finance and Bridge Help, with borrowers turning to alternative lenders such as ourselves in order to access capital quickly to make the most of commercial property opportunities presented by the pandemic."

The appointment is part of Bridge Help’s plans to deliver more than £25m in short-term loans in 2021 and achieve a £100m loan book by 2024.

Last month, the company launched its new co-funding division, Bridge Help Ventures, which offers people the opportunity to fund alongside the lender in short-term commercial bridging loans. 

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