BLG expands team

Chris Tessler joins as structured finance director from Investec, he brings over 25 years experience structuring development finance deals.

Jon Durie is now investment development manager and has 14 years lending experience having begun his career at HBOS and more recently having worked at InterBay, Davenham and Connaught.

Dyan Letts is appointed as credit operations manager having worked in the sector began in the 1990s. She was previously at TEAM Property Management and Savills.

Jackie O’Loughlin is the final new member of staff and joins as finance controller. She has 21 years of management and financial accounting experience and her career began at AstraZeneca, she has also worked for Centrica and other SMEs.

Peter Wade, Chairman of BLG, said: “2013 was a fantastic year for BLG and its borrowers.

“We received more enquiries and funded more developments than ever before; we also expanded our geographic lending focus across England and parts of Wales.

“For us, customer satisfaction is key, to ensure we maintain a good standard of service for our borrowers and intermediary partners, now is the time to grow our team.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris, Jon, Dyan and Jackie to BLG; we have ambitious growth plans for the future and I know they will each be able to make an immediate contribution to our funding and lending activities.”