LendInvest has appointed a business development manager for the South of England in Andy Virgo.
Virgo (pictured) will be tasked with travelling anywhere from Kent to Cornwall, and up to Birmingham, depending on where there are opportunites.
Matthew Tooth, chief commercial officer at LendInvest, said: “Andy has an outstanding reputation with both brokers and lenders alike, bringing a wide range of contacts to the role.
“His extensive experience as both a BDM and broker means he understands how to manage a deal from both sides of the coin, allowing him to anticipate issues before they arrive and identify new opportunities early.
“We are very excited to have Andy on board as we look to continue looking to expand our product offering this year and reach more borrowers right across the South of England.”
Virgo has joined from Interbay Commercial, part of OneSavings Bank, where he was senior BDM.
In a 30 year career he has also worked as a commercial mortgage broker for Christie Finance and as a BDM for NatWest Bank.
He also set up a property finance brokerage in 2006 which he ran until 2011.
Virgo said: “I am always looking to break new ground and try something new, so the opportunity to join the team of an established and fast-growing lender like LendInvest that continues to bring excellent new products to a market that truly needs them is an exciting prospect.
“The demand for finance is certainly there and I am looking forward to getting back out on the road!”