Signature Private Finance makes new hire

Signature Private Finance has appointed Michelle Walsh (pictured) as a relationship manager.

Walsh will be working in the South West and Wales region and previously worked at Octopus Property.

Tony Gilbertson, chief executive at Signature, said: “It’s important for Signature to maintain the momentum built over the last 12 months, which has seen us hit our £100m lending target ahead of schedule.

“This latest appointment is very gratifying and confirms Signature not only has the right products and services to attract business from commercial finance brokers, but a growth strategy that now attracts highly talented and experienced individuals of the Michelle’s calibre.

“I’m confident Michelle will help us continue to implement our client-centric approach to the lending process, based far more on building strong face-to-face relationships with brokers than computer-based decisions on the short-term property finance their clients need.

“To reach the £250m target we have set for ourselves, we know we will have to work hard to further enhance our lending team with experienced individuals who possess the skills we need and share our ambition for the business.”

Walsh said of her appointment: “I was impressed by the strategy Signature is pursuing and the ambition to hit a £250m lending target over the next few years.

“The approach here is different and puts clients at the heart of the decisions made, which reflects my personal ethos.

“Wales and the South West is important to the continued success of Signature.

“I’m confident I will identify and develop lending opportunities with intermediaries across the region whilst growing existing relationships to deliver repeat business.”

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