Together divide the team of brokers in business and personal finance

Specialist lender Together has restructured its broker relations team into two support groups specializing in personal and business finance.

The sales team of specialist commercial brokers across the UK will manage relationships with key partners whose clients are looking for non-regulated bridging loans, buy-to-let and commercial mortgages.

Paula Purdy will manage the North team, while Tanya Elmaz will lead the South team, reporting to Director of Sales, Sundeep Patel, who will manage the seven-member dedicated sales team.

Purdy has worked at Together for just over three years, joining as a regional account manager. Before that, she worked at Octopus Property and Shawbrook Bank.

Elmaz has been with the lender for nearly seven years and previously worked at Alternative Bridging Corporation, Mortgage Express, and Bradford and Bingley.

Together he has promoted James Briggs (in the photo) to the role of Broker Sales Manager for the Personal Finance team, where he will lead three specialist account managers across the UK. This includes Gary Lomax, who operates in the North, Michelle Walsh, who is in the Southwest, and Andy Neo, who is based in the South.

Briggs will report to Together’s director of personal finance distribution, Alan Davison, and worked at the lender for about a year after moving from Precise Mortgages, where he worked for seven years. She has also worked at Evolution Money, Home 3 and B Finance Group.

Patel said his intermediary channel had posted a record last quarter for loan volumes in March, but was “striving to continually improve our business performance.”

He added, “The decision to create two dedicated sales teams will enhance our engagement with our intermediary partners by creating even better service and quality, and developing mutually valuable relationships to deliver the best possible results for their customers.”

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