Thurston, who joins as short-term lending manager, previously worked as an underwriter at Tiuta in London before transferring to West One Loans, where he was an underwriter and case manager.
Thurston said: “I have been really impressed with the products that we offer our brokers and the service that is provided and I hope to be able to add my experience in the short term loan industry to the STL team.”
He joins a team focusing on delivering every deal within the desired timeframe.
Karen Bennett, sales and marketing director of Commercial Mortgages, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Andy to our specialist STL team.
“His experience working in the short term finance market will boost the STL desk, helping Shawbrook to provide the best service possible to our panel of brokers.
“Increased support for our brokers is just one of our ambitions for our short term loan business this year.”