Together hires national development director

Together has appointed Joanne Fletcher (pictured above) as national development director to support the lender’s growth plans across the UK.

In her new role, she will be responsible for building an extensive network of experienced former corporate and commercial bankers in order to introduce business to the lender and to enhance Together’s brand across all UK regions.

She will report to Sean Williams, head of professional sector at Together.

Joanne joins the specialist lender from NatWest Bank, where she worked for over three decades in various roles, most recently as director of commercial banking.

“I’m excited to be joining Together at such a pivotal time, not only for the group, but for the specialist lending industry,” said Joanne.

“There is currently a gap in the provision of property finance to would-be borrowers, such as SMEs, as well as property operators and investors — Together has always had a ‘can-do’ attitude when it comes to successfully navigating complex commercial finance deals, so it is in a great place to fill this gap.

“We’ve already created a network of introducers who have a huge amount of experience and strong relationships with commercial customers across the UK and [we] are looking to build on this through further investing in our programme.

“This network will involve former commercial and corporate bankers who really understand Together’s brand and can go out into the marketplace and build connections, so it makes perfect common sense to tap into their expertise.”

Sean added: “It’s great to be able to welcome Joanne to maximise opportunities in line with our ambitious five-year growth strategy.

“Her reputation and background speak for themselves, and we believe her passion for the industry will really drive forward our business by delivering flexible finance which meets the ambitions of new corporate and professional clients up and down the country.”

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