Shawbrook Bank is the latest lender to hire a business development manager after it recruited Daryl Norkett to provide support in East Anglia.
Norkett was previously a business manager at Barclays in Ipswich, where he managed a portfolio of SMEs.
Norkett said: “East Anglia is a great area for Shawbrook, with several cities and large towns. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to devote my time to an area where I’ve spent my entire life living, studying and working, to really expand Shawbrook’s presence across the region.
“I can’t wait to meet our existing brokers and new potential broker partners and learn more about what’s happening on the ground with business owners and professional property investors.”
In his new role Norkett will be tasked with identifying opportunities where Shawbrook can help its clients obtain the finance they need to fund property investments, refurbishment projects and purchase premises for their trading businesses. He will work alongside the commercial team to ensure the process of applying for and completing on commercial loan applications is as smooth and efficient as possible for brokers and clients.
Karen Bennett, sales and marketing director, commercial mortgages, Shawbrook Bank said: “Daryl is a fantastic addition to our team and his enthusiasm for the role, combined with his experience in the industry, is sure to add real value to our already strong offering for East Anglia.
“As a business development manager, Daryl will be working with new and existing brokers to identify where we can work together with the appropriate products and guidance.
“Daryl will also be working with our internal teams to continue to improve our application process and provide further support for our broker partners.”