Watts, Pepper and Newmanor Law expand teams

Watts Commercial Finance, Pepper Money and Newmanor Law have all bolstered their teams.

Watts Commercial Finance

Watts Commercial Finance has welcomed Jeremy Duncan as commercial manager to head up the brokerage’s newly opened office in Wales. 

He has over 20 years of experience in high street and business banking and joins the company from Lloyds Bank.

“It’s an absolute honour to head up the South Wales office and the chance to help many businesses in my own local community,” said Jeremy. 

The Cardiff office was opened to further grow the brokerage’s presence in Wales and South West England.

Phil Gray, managing director at Watts Commercial Finance, commented: "This exciting move is another huge step in our business growth plans and while my team and I have always had a great affinity to the country and a strong business presence across Wales, it was a natural next step for us in response to the increasing demands from our clients.

“Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable with a wealth of industry experience and I am excited to welcome him to my growing team.”

Pepper Money

Pepper Money has grown its national accounts team with the recruitment of Daniel Wraith as a national accounts development manager.

Daniel has more than 14 years of experience in the mortgage market, having worked both as an adviser and in senior level strategic roles within lenders, clubs and networks. 

Prior to joining Pepper Money, he held roles at Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, PRIMIS and, most recently, SimplyBiz.

“This move to Pepper Money feels like a defining moment in my career,” said Daniel.

“I have enjoyed working within distribution, but working for a lender is where my true passion lies, and Pepper is at the forefront of  the specialist market with its forward thinking and fast paced approach.”

Caroline Mirakian, head of national accounts at Pepper Money, added: "We know there is a growing market of customers whose financial situation has become more complex as we emerge from this pandemic, and we are working hard with all of our intermediary partners to ensure we are able to provide options for those whose circumstances don’t fit the high street.” 

Newmanor Law

Specialist real estate law firm Newmanor Law has appointed Adel Shetty as the firm’s first legal director.

Adel joins the law firm after working for five years in the real estate finance team of Freeths in London, advising borrowers and lenders on a full range of real estate finance matters, having started his career at Nabarro.

“Newmanor Law is the blueprint other law firms will look to copy,” said Adel.

“I believe specialist law firms like Newmanor Law that bring together unrivalled experience, expertise and know-how, focused on a single sector like commercial real estate, leverage a deeper understanding of the issues likely to impact clients to deliver a faster, more efficient service.”

This is the fourth appointment in as many months for Newmanor Law to help meet growing demand.

James Dakin, co-founding partner of Newmanor Law, commented: “As our reputation grows, it is gratifying we can attract legal talent of Adel’s calibre, who adds his particular expertise in real estate finance to our growing service offering.

“Newmanor Law was founded as an agile business, implementing new ways of working and new approaches to transactions where they better reflect the needs of our clients. 

“The fresh thinking Adel brings to the role will help us maintain the exceptional client service on which our reputation is being built. “

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