Lender continues to expand with fifth hire of the year

Chesterfield-based Bridge Help has made its fifth new staff appointment in 2021.

Tyrone Alexander is the latest recruit to join commercial short-term lender Bridge Help as part of its expansion plans.

Making the move from Redwood Bank, Tyrone joins Bridge Help as a business development manager to manage relationships with brokers in the Midlands for the Chesterfield-based lender.

Alexander hails from a broker background himself, having held a business development role at specialist finance company Enterprise Finance where he specialised in buy-to-let finance and commercial loans, before joining Redwood Bank.

He said: “Having worked at a brokerage myself I understand the importance of good communication to ensure the deal is done efficiently and gets over the line.

“I really enjoy finance, particularly being at the forefront of it and playing a role in the decision-making. Bridge Help’s hands-on approach gives me the opportunity to get fully involved with loan applications.”

He added: “A lot of lenders pulled right back at the start of the pandemic and that just didn’t sit right with me. Bridge Help found ways to continue to lend even during lockdown and that impressed me.”

The company has made number of regional business development appointments since the start of the year. In total, Bridge Help has made five new appointments in the team since the beginning of 2021, including Martin Bray from Chesterfield who joined as loan manager last month.

Chief executive Chris Sellars said: “We have ambitious growth plans for Bridge Help and are on track to achieve them in 2021 with the team we have built in recent months. It’s a tremendously exciting time for the business and the people in it.”