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Shawbrook Summit


Thank you

We would like to start by saying a huge thank you for joining us at the Shawbrook Summit 2019: Partners in Progress. We hope that the huge effort from the Sales & Marketing teams through to the Property ExCo team, resulted in a value-packed day that provided you with the opportunity to have a two way conversation with us on how we can build and grow together.

We also hope that the event was successful in sending a clear message to the market that the Property team are committed to making another step up and supporting our brokers as we move into 2020.


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Partners In Progress

Some lovely feedback

“It was a huge success, starting with the location, speakers, food and Shawbrook’s plans for the year ahead – We as a firm feel very privileged to be able to work so closely with our lender of choice and look forward to an exciting future.”

Max Mace, NM Finance

“I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed all the presentations, was great to meet more of the team and the venue was amazing!”

Stephen Jackson, NM Finance

“Please pass on my congratulations to your marketing team for delivering a really slick and enjoyable event. That must have taken a lot of work and effort, so hats off to all involved. I came away a lot more motivated by your answers and plans for 2020.”

Phil Jay, Complete FS

“Great day with the Shawbrook management teams. Informative and beneficial event in a superb location!” 

Dale Jannels, Impact Specialist Finance

“Thanks to Shawbrook for a really positive and insightful day at your Summit. Great presentations.”

Rob Jupp, Brightstar

Arif Vohra is co-head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Arif joined the firm in 2001 as an associate in the Corporate Finance team. He was appointed co-head of EMEA Corporate Finance in 2011. He moved to the FIG team in 2013 to cover UK clients with a primary focus on UK banks and lending businesses. He was appointed to his current role as co-head of EMEA FIG in 2015.

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch Arif worked at the EBRD and JP Morgan in the Treasury team and the interest rate and credit derivatives teams as a quantitative analyst and swap trader.

Arif holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and an MSc in Mathematics from Imperial College. 

Arif is married with three children.

Russ Lewis is a Board Director on the NACFB Advisory Board and a Military Teaching Fellow at The Centre for Army Leadership.

Spending 20 years as an Officer in the Parachute Regiment, Russ has served in a variety of challenging theatres including Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. In 2009, he was awarded a Military Cross for leadership and gallantry in Afghanistan.

Russ is a performance enhancement specialist who believes that decisions and actions have consequences. He conducts team and individual training to develop powerful and ethical ways of working that will endure through the most demanding situations.

Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders is a globally acclaimed motivational speaker, one of the world’s leading polar explorers and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 7,000km (4,350 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001.

His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition, the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

As a motivational speaker, Ben has delivered keynote presentations in nearly 30 countries to many of the world’s largest and most successful corporations. He is a one of a small group of repeat main-stage TED speakers (in 2005 and 2014) with his three TED talks being viewed online nearly four million times.

He speaks with honesty and passion about motivation, goal setting, teamwork, success, failure, dealing with change, and achieving what we set out to achieve, no matter how steep the odds.