LendInvest has appointed Damien Druce as its first business development manager for northern England.
Druce will be charged with sourcing deals in the northern property market and building LendInvest’s profile among regional intermediaries.
Based in Greater Manchester Druce will be looking bridging and development loan opportunities anywhere between Staffordshire and the Scottish borders.
Druce joins from Castle Trust where he was national development manager. Previously he was head of distribution and development at Crystal Specialist Finance. An active contributor to his local community, Druce served as a Councillor for Cheshire East Borough Council for a number of years until 2015.
Matthew Tooth, chief commercial officer at LendInvest, said: “Damien is well known among mortgage brokers in the north of England, making him a fantastic addition to our team who can hit the ground running. Local expertise is critical for a regional BDM, and we are confident that Damien is the man to spearhead our increased profile in the north.”
Druce added: “I am delighted to be joining LendInvest at such an exciting time for the company. As confidence returns and some of the clouds of Brexit uncertainty clear, it is clear that there is a demand for fast and flexible bridging and development finance in the northern counties.”
The appointment is LendInvest’s second official presence outside of London, following the recruitment of Peter McDermid as BDM for Scotland in July.