Two new highly qualified Regional Business Development Managers will be joining Shawbrook as the bank extends and deepens its regional reach. Tom Clark and Sarah Woolf joined the company in June this year, taking on the responsibility of growing the bank’s customers through the broker and introducers’ network.
With 12 years’ experience in the banking sector, Tom was originally part of the Commercial First team, moving on to the Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander respectively. Specialising in commercial and residential property investment and development at all levels, Tom is renowned within the London regional broker community and will be accountable for growing Shawbrook’s presence within London and the Home Counties.
Sarah will take on the development of the business within the Midlands. An original member of the Commercial First Sales team, Sarah left in 2008 to have a family. Returning to the fold, she will support Shawbrook’s existing broker partners and grow its introducer base, working closely with Paula Purdy, Regional Development Manager, North.
Tom said, “I am delighted to be joining Shawbrook and I am looking forward to working with clients and brokers, where I believe my experience will complement the already successful team. It’s great to see a new bank which is focused on getting to know and understanding its customers, taking a practical and level headed approach to financing property.”
Sarah said, “I am thrilled to be joining the Shawbrook team and look forward to working with our broker partners to win new business and to support their existing client base. It is great to be working for a bank with a strong appetite to lend to the SME market and a continued commitment to brokers.”
Shawbrook Bank launched in October 2011 and offers lending and savings products to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses and charities.