Nucleus appoints Andy Bird as business development director
Nucleus Commercial Finance has appointed Andy Bird (pictured) as business development director of property finance.
Bird brings with him 30 years of industry experience and will be central to developing a new property proposition for Nucleus, to sit alongside the lender’s current offering.
He joins from Santander, where he was relationship director for real estate, responsible for a portfolio of 140 real estate clients across the Midlands and South West Division for Santander Business.
Prior to this, Bird worked at Barclays as head of the corporate team for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and HSBC as a senior relationship manager.
At Nucleus, he will be based out of the London office, working on a national level with solicitors and valuers across the country.
Bird said: “I’m looking forward to being able to use my extensive industry experience to shape a new proposition and further develop Nucleus’ property product suite.
“At a time when many businesses are looking for alternative sources of funding, I’m excited to work with Nucleus to help it expand its offering to its network of brokers, introducers and ultimately their clients.”
Chirag Shah, CEO at Nucleus Commercial Finance, added: “With CBILS soon coming to an end, many businesses will be looking for secured longer-term lending, and Andy’s appointment is testament to our commitment to this part of the market.
“Andy brings many years of industry experience, having worked at several of the biggest players and he will be central in supporting the growth of our property finance product.”