"We are very excited to have Andy on board as we look to continue looking to expand our product offering this year and reach more borrowers"
LendInvest has appointed its first Business Development Manager for the South of England, ranging anywhere between Kent and Cornwall, and up to Birmingham.
Andy Virgo has thirty years’ experience in both mortgage sales and broking, joining from Interbay Commercial where he was a Senior BDM. He has previously worked as a Commercial Mortgage Broker for Christie Finance and as a BDM for Natwest Bank. Andy also set up his own property finance brokerage in 2006 which he ran until his move to Christie Finance in 2011.
The appointment is LendInvest’s fourth hire outside of London. Andy joins the team alongside Sophie Mitchell-Chapman and Damien Druce, BDMs in the North, and Peter McDermid, BDM for Scotland.
Matthew Tooth, Chief Commercial Officer at LendInvest, said: “Andy has an outstanding reputation with both brokers and lenders alike, bringing a wide range of contacts to the role. His extensive experience as both a BDM and broker means he understands how to manage a deal from both sides of the coin, allowing him to anticipate issues before they arrive and identify new opportunities early. We are very excited to have Andy on board as we look to continue looking to expand our product offering this year and reach more borrowers right across the South of England.”
Andy Virgo added: “I am always looking to break new ground and try something new, so the opportunity to join the team of an established and fast-growing lender like LendInvest that continues to bring excellent new products to a market that truly needs them is an exciting prospect. The demand for finance is certainly there and I am looking forward to getting back out on the road!”