Short-term commercial finance company Bridge Help has added Martin Bray as loan manager.
According to the business, Bray’s appointment follows a period of significant growth in the last 12 months.
Bray will be responsible for managing the loan pipeline and supporting the business development team, which works remotely throughout the UK.
Established in Derbyshire two years ago, Bridge Help offers privately funded loans from £250,000 to £10m for a range of commercial investments, including land, buy-to-let and industrial properties, property development, auction and acquisition finance.
The business expects its loan pipeline expected to exceed £25m in 2021.
To manage the growing demand, the business has also made three new business development manager appointments since the start of the year.
Martin is based at the head office on Old Brick Works Lane off Sheffield Road. The company made the move to the offices in July last year following an influx of loan applications during the pandemic which prompted further recruitment.
Bray said: “It’s an exciting time to join Bridge Help. It’s a great opportunity for me to get stuck into the loan manager role, really shape it and help Bridge Help meet its ambitions.
“I’m loving the role. The team is fantastic, and the work is really interesting. I’m in the middle of it all and enjoying contributing to the business’s success.”
Chris Sellars, chief executive of Bridge Help, added: “I am very excited for the future of Bridge Help. The current financial climate has shown a very real need for alternative lenders other than high street banks.”