Tuscan Capital hires regional sales director

She will focus on developing broker relationships within the home counties region

Tuscan Capital hires regional sales director

Short-term property finance specialist Tuscan Capital has appointed Katie Wilsher-Garratt (pictured) as its new regional sales director for the home counties.

Wilsher-Garratt, with over two decades of experience in the financial services sector, has held significant positions at various lending institutions, including Money Partners, GE Money, and Shawbrook Bank. Her most recent role was head of intermediary sales at Central and Mercantile Trust.

In her new role at Tuscan Capital, she will focus on developing broker relationships within the region, identifying short-term finance opportunities, and assisting firms in enhancing their services in this field. She will report to Jaxon Stevens, sales director at Tuscan Capital, and join a team that supports regional offices in Manchester and Birmingham, alongside the head office in London.

The appointment, Tuscan Capital said, is part of the broader effort to reorganise its sales team, aiming to enhance distribution and support for its broker and intermediary partners.

“When I joined Tuscan last year, we wanted to restructure the sales team, broaden its geographical remit, and bring on board quality people to help drive our focus on broker education and the resources and support we can offer them,” Stevens said.

“I’m very pleased to be able to welcome Katie to the Tuscan team where I know she will provide our partners with quality input and be there to help them develop their propositions and take advantage of the growing opportunity that exists in this sector. Katie has a vast amount of experience in this space and I’m sure all those firms she deals with across the Home Counties region, will feel the benefit of working with her.”

Commenting on her appointment, Wilsher-Garratt shared her excitement about joining Tuscan Capital.

“Tuscan has a strong reputation in this sector, and I’m very pleased to be joining a business which has big ambitions for its own future, and that of supporting all those who work in, or need, short-term finance,” she said.

“Service excellence is very important to me and has been a core part of my previous roles in this industry, helping brokers and advisers with their cases, and ensuring the process is as smooth as possible for them. The team at Tuscan have already been very welcoming, and I’m looking forward to working together with them, and the firms in my region, to ensure they have everything they need to develop excellent short-term finance propositions.”

Last month, Tuscan Capital expanded its product range with the introduction of a refurbished facility, allowing developers to obtain up to 100% funding for build costs and 70% for purchase price. The pricing for the facility starts at 0.48% per month above the bank base rate.

Tuscan Capital specialises in non-regulated bridging finance for the residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate sectors in England and Wales.

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