Bluestone Mortgages appoints head of business development

She will manage BDM and broker support line-ups

Bluestone Mortgages appoints head of business development

Bluestone Mortgages has announced the promotion of Niamh Downey (pictured) to head of business development, as part of the specialist lender’s strategy to expand its proposition and provide greater support to intermediaries across the country.

Downey has been with Bluestone since 2019 and previously served as a business development team manager. Since joining Bluestone, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of the London based telephony BDM team and has helped establish a second team in Sheffield.

She will now be responsible for managing not only the two BDM teams, but also the broker support team, heading up all telephony activity. Her tasks include delivering sales targets, coaching and training the business development team and broker support team, supporting Bluestone’s commitment to enhance the broker experience, as well as identifying and developing new business opportunities.

Reece Beddall, sales and marketing director at Bluestone Mortgages, remarked that Downey’s promotion was a testament to her hard work and determination.

“Over the last few years, Niamh has been critical in helping Bluestone provide support to our brokers and expand our proposition. I’m certain her experience will help us to continue to expand our offerings and provide greater financial assistance to a growing number of ‘non-vanilla’ customers,” Beddall said. 

Downey, for her part, said she was excited to get into her new role and continue to help Bluestone better serve its intermediaries and their customers.

“I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience in the BDM team to build and develop relationships with our broker partners, which in turn will allow us to further strengthen our proposition and support a growing number of disenfranchised customers,” she stated.