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Glenhawk Hires New BDM for South West Expansion

Glenhawk, the recently launched specialist property lender, is further expanding its business into the UK regions with the appointment of Steve Smith as business development manager for the South West, effective immediately.

The appointment follows Glenhawk’s recent £75m funding line to support growth and the successful launch of its no legal or survey fee incentive.

Reporting directly to the company’s director of lending, Nick Hilton, Smith will be responsible for building Glenhawk’s loan book exposure in the South West of England, one of the UK’s strongest performing UK property regions for both residential and commercial investment and development. He will manage the business’ current South West portfolio while expanding and strengthening Glenhawk’s broker relationships across the region.

He joins Glenhawk with over ten years’ experience as a business development manager specialising in the South West of England and South Wales. He was previously a relationship manager at Shawbrook Bank where he was responsible for bringing on board brokers for asset finance.

Guy Harrington, CEO of Glenhawk, said: “Steve is one of the best performing business development managers in his sector. With his experience and unique understanding of the broker market combined with his regional expertise, he will be a huge asset to Glenhawk’s expanding operations. “The South West represents a growing market which provides an opportunity for us to deliver a unique lending proposition which is entirely client centric and focuses on improving transparency. We are one of the first lenders specifically targeting the South West and believe this is key to pursuing our strategy of becoming the UK’s short term property lender of choice.”

Harry Hill, Non-Executive Director and Rightmove founder, added: “Glenhawk’s expansion in the South West demonstrates the business’ tremendous growth within its first year of operating. Combined with securing its recent funding line, the company is now well positioned to expand