Avamore and Blackfinch announce new hires

Avamore Capital and Blackfinch Property have welcomed new members to their specialist finance teams.

Avamore Capital

Avamore Capital has appointed Andy Gray as a relationship manager for the South West.

Andy joins the company from Ascot Bridging Finance, where he worked as a senior BDM.

Prior to this, he held similar roles at Oblix Capital, Castle Trust Bank and RBS.

Andy has significant relationship management experience in development and bridging finance, particularly in the South West, an area which he has covered for three years.

“I am really excited to be stepping into this new role at Avamore; from experience, I know that the region I cover is full of exceptional brokers who deliver unrivalled service to their clients,” said Andy.

“For me, to be able to present value add and unique propositions like the finish and exit and planning flexibility is a huge advantage. 

“I’m joining an established company with a great standing in the market already, but I know that what Avamore has to offer is exactly what more of the market needs right now. 

“I will be focusing on my key relationships that I know require flexibility and look forward to demonstrating our solution driven approach.”

Adam Butler, senior relationship manager at Avamore Capital, commented: “Andy’s experience in the South West is going to bring so much to the team. 

“As we grow, it’s really important that all broker partners have a consistent and high quality experience with us. 

“Andy is extremely knowledgeable and has a genuine determination to help brokers deliver for their customers. 

“He is completely committed to presenting the best options available and, with the strength of Avamore’s product set, will undoubtedly unlock new opportunities for the business.”

The announcement comes as part of the lender’s growth strategy as it seeks to provide greater support to an increasing number of broker partners.

This year alone, the business has made eight new appointments, half of which have been in the origination team. 

Blackfinch Property

Blackfinch Property has recruited Jason Wong and Emily Dunn as investment assistants.

In their new roles, Jason and Emily will support the team through its next phase of growth, with key duties including appraising new inbound lending opportunities and performing due diligence and monitoring services on new and existing property deals.

Blackfinch has also promoted Lucas Cutts and Jordan Kong to investment analysts.

David Higson, investment director at Blackfinch, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Emily and Jason to the team as our headcount continues to increase. 

“We look forward to both of them becoming part of the Blackfinch family and playing an integral role in meeting the increased demand for our expertise and lending facilities.”

This follows the recent appointment of Phil Downie as an investment manager.

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