Bridging finance provider Tuscan Capital has appointed Chris Parr as national sales manager, as revealed exclusively on Mortgage Introducer last week.
The appointment will see Parr tasked with boosting the lender’s funding presence beyond London and the South East.
Reporting to chief executive Colin Sanders, his chief responsibility is to grow, develop and nurture broker relationships in the Midlands and Northern England.
In 2014 Parr was appointed national sales manager responsible for bridging at Precise Mortgages, from where he joins Tuscan Capital.
Sanders said: “To say I’m pleased that we have secured the services of an individual of Chris’s calibre and pedigree would be a considerable understatement.
“It was my intention from day one of our launch earlier this year that Tuscan Capital would lend throughout England and Wales. Chris’s appointment means this intention will be fulfilled.
“Bringing with him a wealth of experience that extends back to the pre-financial crash days of bridging, Chris justifiably enjoys a high reputation among both bridging intermediaries and his peers.
“His extensive knowledge of the market and the short-term lending process, combined with a hands-on and professional approach to his work, will ensure our funding offering is made readily available to the widest possible audience.”
He will be home-based in Stalybridge, Cheshire, but will make regular visits to Tuscan Capital’s headquarters in London.
Parr has been directly involved in the bridging market since 2006. His first appointment was as business development manager (BDM) for Bridgebank Capital. After four years in this role, he joined Masthaven Bank in the capacity of senior BDM.
Parr added: “The opportunity of joining Colin and the team in their new venture was too good to turn down. I’m really looking forward to help build the nationwide presence of Tuscan Capital throughout the Midlands and the North by demonstrating our can-do approach to doing business.”
Sanders concluded by confirming that the lender is continuing to recruit and expects to make further appointment announcements shortly.