Alternative lending platform Sancus has expanded its business development team in the north and south of the country with two new appointments.
Barry Dillon (pictured) has joined the business development team in the North, and Tony Grillo has been appointed to the business development team in the South.
Dillon was previously at the commercial finance brokerage Newable, and has also worked at Together Money. He has 17 years experience in the commercial banking and property finance sectors, where he has specialized in bridging and development funding.
Grillo has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and underwriting within the property finance markets, and joined Sancus from Positive Lending, where he was the top-performing regional account manager for six years.
“I have great pleasure in welcoming both Tony and Barry to the growing Sancus team,” said Richard Whitehouse, sales director, UK, at Sancus.
“They both have the attributes that we value at Sancus, comprehensive knowledge of the property lending sector, a ‘can-do’ attitude, they are well-respected in the business community and are a pleasure to work with.
“We have made huge investments in people over the last few months, both front and back-office as well as extending our funding lines in preparation for a bumper 2022.
“Despite the pandemic created challenges of 2021, it has proved to be a record year for us in the UK. The hiring of Tony, Barry and the new starters this year and those we look forward to announcing in early 2022 will enable us to build on the successful foundations we have laid in 2021.”