September 7, 2017

We are delighted to announce the doubling of West One's salesforce, with the addition of two new Business Development Managers and an expansion of our Broker Support team.


Having recently added long-term lending of second charge mortgages to our core suite of market-leading short-term bridging finance products, expanding national coverage is core to our ambitious growth plans. This includes growing our core bridging business, as well as building second charge mortgages and future new lending streams.

The appointment of John Steel from Together, alongside the transfer of Matthew Watson from within West One’s parent, Enra Group, effectively doubles our Business Development team. In addition, Lauren Snee and Laura Hollis will expand back office support for West One’s brokers, and will support newly-promoted Broker Sales Manager, Danny Scoltock.

This news comes just two months after we reported a record month, lending £62m in June 2017. We have enjoyed strong growth at a time when the wider bridging market has been showing moderate expansion, resulting in increased market share within the bridging sector.

Marie Grundy, Sales Director, West One said:

“This strengthening of our sales organisation is a critical component of our growth strategy and ensures that we not only have nationwide coverage of our key broker partners, but also the back office bench-strength to give them the service they expect from an agile business like West One.

I’m delighted to welcome John, who brings over 10 years’ experience in the mortgage industry including in specialist lending, to represent us in the north of the UK, as well as Matt who knows our Group inside-out, to consolidate our presence in the south coast and south west. Congratulations are also due to Danny Scoltock, whose well-earned promotion will ensure we build a responsive, flexible support team that keeps our brokers at the heart of our business”.