Shawbrook Bank hires business development duo

Shawbrook Bank hires business development duo

Shawbrook Bank has recruited two former Commercial First employees.

Tom Clark and Sarah Woolf have joined with the responsibility of growing the bank’s customers through the broker and introducers’ network.

Clark was originally part of the Commercial First team, moving on to the Royal Bank of Scotland and then Santander. He has 12 years’ experience in the banking sector, specialising in commercial and residential property investment and development.

He will be accountable for growing Shawbrook’s presence within London and the Home Counties.

Woolf was an original member of the Commercial First sales team, having left in 2008 to have a family.

She will support Shawbrook’s existing broker partners in the Midlands and grow its introducer base. She will work with Paula Purdy, regional development manager, North.

Clark said: “I am delighted to be joining Shawbrook and I am looking forward to working with clients and brokers, where I believe my experience will complement the already successful team.

“It’s great to see a new bank which is focused on getting to know and understanding its customers, taking a practical and level headed approach to financing property.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Shawbrook team and look forward to working with our broker partners to win new business and to support their existing client base,” said Woolf.

“It is great to be working for a bank with a strong appetite to lend to the SME market and a continued commitment to brokers.”