Shawbrook expands commercial team

As well as advising brokers on whether new enquiries fit Shawbrook’s criteria, he will generate new business from broker partners in areas uncovered by field sales teams.

Previously Holt spent 27 years at HSBC where he gained experience as a commercial relationship manager. He spent the last seven in the bank’s Canary Wharf HQ.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and getting to know Shawbrook’s broker panel.

“I particularly like the fact that Shawbrook is eager to lend to a range of clients including property investors and SMEs.

“My past experience includes working as a commercial franchise manager, so using these skills to assist Shawbrook’s brokers and support the field sales team is an exciting prospect.”

Karen Bennett, sales and marketing director for Commercial Mortgages, said: “A strong sales team is critical to a successful relationship with our brokers as they are on the frontline for new applications.

“Rob’s extensive experience in the industry will enable him to do an excellent job and give our brokers the support they need with initial enquiries.”