BFS appoints head of business development
Finance specialist Lee Gilmore has been appointed as head of business development at Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS).
A former relationship director at HSBC, Gilmore has worked with BFS for several years in a consultant capacity, delivering coaching and mentoring whilst supporting the team in making informed investment decisions within the business including development and growth.
He will lead the regional teams from the BFS head office in Wirral, Merseyside, and is looking to make a series of new appointments in the coming 12 months.
Steve Barber, managing director at BFS, said: “This was a natural step for us and the appointment of Lee in this senior role is an incredibly positive and exciting move.
“He has some fantastic ideas around how we can begin to integrate his existing work within the business development, operational and finance areas of the business to improve and enhance wider performance.
“His existing knowledge of BFS will undoubtedly be a huge asset and will allow us to make the shift in role a seamless one.”
Barber added: “We have ambitious plans in place and I have huge confidence in Lee who will help us drive this forward, realising all of our objectives.”
Gilmore said: “This is a brilliant move for me. I’ve worked with BFS for a number of years and continue to be impressed by their refreshing and unique approach in a busy and challenging market.
“BFS has undoubtedly found its niche position within the short term finance sector and it is these foundations that we’ll continue to build upon. We have a strong business development team already in place but will need to further strengthen resources if we are to grow in line with our strategy.
“Looking ahead, we look forward to further building our network, forging partnerships with more brokers, developers, contractors, businesses and individuals who can benefit from our services, in what can only be described as a booming period for the property industry.”