People: Specialist lender bolsters corporate team; Property consultancy promotes 15; and more

Finance company Together has appointed a commercial banker with more than two decades of experience as a corporate relationship director.

Mike Tierney started his new role at the lender, which has a loan book of more than £4.8bn, last month.

He joins Together from Allied Irish Bank, where he held a number of positions in commercial lending for over 15 years, most recently heading up a team managing a portfolio of corporate clients.

Most recently he led the bank’s team focusing the hospitality and leisure sector, with customers looking for finance of up to £20m.

At Together he will be focusing on growth in the corporate lending market in the Midlands, helping clients such as large businesses, individual investors, property developers and SMEs seeking flexible finance, typically of £1mor more.

Corporate managing director Chris Baguley said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mike to the team. He brings with him exceptional experience, knowledge, ambition and drive to help us deliver our aspirations to be the number one choice for corporate finance in this market.”


Matthew Samuel-Camps

Expanding Midlands property consultancy Vail Williams has elected a new LLP member and made 14 other senior promotions as business demand drives strategic growth.

This follows the 169-staff firm – the largest it has ever been – relocating three of its 10 regional offices to new premises in the last six months, as well as reporting end of financial year continued growth and increasing turnover.

In the Midlands & North region Freddie Eastman (valuation) was promoted to surveyor, as was Oli Muscutt (agency). Both are based in Birmingham.

Danny George, Vail Williams’ Gatwick regional managing partner and national business rates consultancy lead, has become the firm’s sixteenth LLP member. He has been with the firm since 2016.

Managing partner Matthew Samuel-Camps said: “Danny’s appointment is in recognition of his very strong contribution to our business on all fronts. He has performed exceptionally in his roles, led and delivered positive change and upheld our values.”


Wesleyan, the specialist financial services mutual for doctors, dentists and teachers has appointed three specialists to drive the integration of ESG practices across the firm’s business and strategies.

Dan Gamson joins as group sustainability manager, Jazz Sehmi as equality, diversity and inclusion manager and Jacob Ayre as community and citizenship officer. Each will play a key role in building the mutual’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

Nathan Wallis, chief of staff at Wesleyan said: “Dan, Jazz and Jacob all bring different and incredibly valuable ESG experience to Wesleyan as we continue to build a more sustainable and responsible business for the future.

“As a mutual, we have a long history of doing the right thing for our customers and communities and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far. But we’re always striving to improve what we are doing and there is still so much more that we need to do. Dan, Jazz and Jacob will each have a critical part to play in our ongoing journey and we welcome them to Wesleyan.”

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