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Shawbrook Commercial announces several senior promotions

04 April 2018

Shawbrook Commercial Property has announced a flurry of senior promotions including David Morris, Gavin Seaholme and Ade Akande.

David Morris – Director of Risk Management

David, has been instrumental to the growth of the Commercial Property team. He has worked tirelessly to get us ready for regulatory change and manage our significant growth over the years and we look forward to seeing the value he will bring in this new role. David comments: "This role presents an opportunity to create growth by balancing our attitude towards risk and our need to be entrepreneurial to serve our broker partners". 

Gavin Seaholme – Head of Sales

Gavin, will now be stepping up as 'Head of Sales' with overall responsibility for managing the field sales team on a daily basis, providing our specialist team with the support needed to remain the very best in the market. Reflecting on what he is looking forward to in his new position Gavin comments: "I am looking forward to using my experience and ideas to help the wider sales team deliver on providing a high level of support for all our broker partners and exploring ways in which we can continue to add value to our strong offering". 

Ade Akande – Head of MI and Analytics

Ade, now moves into the 'Head of MI and Analytics' role after working closely with Karen and the Sales team in helping develop our wider strategy. To date he has supported the very busy Commercial project list, and will now take a broader role covering all MI requirements. Commenting on his role: "Shawbrook always looks for areas to improve, and using data intelligently helps us challenge the way we currently do things. This often leads to positive change across our product proposition, improvements to our systems, or can simply provide reassurance that we are doing things the right way. I plan to continue with developing a deeper understanding of our customers, our valued broker partners and ourselves to inform everything we do, helping us build and grow together".

Emma Cox, Sales Director, Commercial Property says: 
“David, Gavin and Ade all display outstanding leadership skills and we are very fortunate to have such a strong senior team at Shawbrook. These promotions signal Shawbrook’s continued commitment to being one of the best commercial lenders in the market”.