Other appointments include David Whitehouse, based in Doncaster, and Paul Fellowes, based in Wilmslow, who have both been appointed as Regional Lending Managers (North) and are responsible for covering Yorkshire and Humberside and the North West respectively.
Firms in Leeds and Greater Manchester are set to boost their contribution the most, with 26% growth expected in both cities in the 2016 – 2025 period.
The bank has already made three key appointments in the North to support its property finance team.
The bank’s business strategy reflects its annual SME Growth Watch research, conducted in partnership with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
“We are committed to serving SMEs in the sectors in which we operate. We call on the Government to keep the spotlight on smaller companies by creating conditions which will support their continued growth, as our research demonstrates how much we need these companies to develop and achieve their ambitions.”
“The strength of firms based in the North is a trend we intend to be on the ground to support. SME housebuilders need to work with a bank that employs experts with specialist knowledge of specific locations and markets and that’s what our Northern team will provide.
Hampshire Trust Bank is witnessing strong growth from SME housebuilders in the North of England as more people and businesses choose to be based outside of the Capital.