Hope Capital has appointed Brian Baker to the newly created position of head of business development.
Baker (pictured) has been actively involved in the bridging finance industry for over 20 years both as a broker and also a senior business development manager for several bridging finance houses.
Jonathan Sealey, chief executive officer of Hope Capital, said: “Brian has a very impressive history in the bridging industry and a formidable track record of achievement.
“Our aim is that he helps to grow Hope Capital through achieving the aims and objectives of all of the brokers and clients who work with us.”
Baker added: “It is rare that someone gets the opportunity to work with a firm that is growing so rapidly and which also wants to do things in the right way. Bridging is an area that is very familiar to some brokers while others, whose core business is mainstream mortgages, need a little more assistance to get a case turned around for their clients in the timeframe required.
“My aim is to help brokers from both ends of the spectrum to meet the needs of their clients for whom bridging is the optimum answer and to make sure that it is executed as quickly and efficiently as possible.”