Specialist lender Together has appointed Alex Bodie (pictured) as its corporate relationship director for the North West.
Bodie, who has worked in financial services for more than 22 years will be responsible for nurturing existing relationships and widening the specialist lender’s network of corporate clients and advisers.
The new role will see him operate regionally, from Cumbria to North Wales, as part of Together’s growing corporate relationship team.
Bodie said: “I can’t wait to get started at Together. I’ve been really impressed with the group’s growth plans, particularly through its corporate channel, and believe my experience, added to that of a very knowledgeable team, will help the business realise its future ambitions.
“During a career of more than two decades in banking, I have established a wide network of clients, from corporate finance houses to high net worth individuals, who I’m sure will be interested in learning more about Together’s fantastic proposition.”
Bodie’s past roles saw him spend 18 months in Lloyds’ commercial finance division as a regional manager in Manchester, Merseyside and the West Midlands.
He was also a business development director with the group before progressing to growth relationship director, where he specialised in providing finance to help grow businesses with turnovers of between £25m and £750m.
He has also had roles with Lombard – part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group – and has been a branch manager at CitiFinancial, an arm of the New York-based US giant Citigroup.
In his new role, he will report to Andrew Charnley, who joined Together from Lloyds in November as its head of corporate relationships.
Charnley said: “Alex will be a fantastic addition to the corporate relationship team and the wider group as the business continues its expansion.
“He has a wealth of knowledge of corporate finance and a real talent for building relationships with a wide range of clients, which I’m sure will be of huge benefit to our business.”