Swift appoints BDM

Swift Group, the Brentwood based sub-prime specialist lender, has appointed James Briggs as business development manager for the North West.

The appointment brings Swifts sales team headcount to six and continues the strategy of strengthening the sales function which started over twelve months ago.

This has contributed to the 73% increase in Swifts new lending for the first quarter 2006 over first quarter 2005.

Briggs, who joins Swift from a major national finance broker where he worked for six years, says: Its great to be joining Swift. Im looking forward to promoting our specialist range of niche mortgage and secured loan products. What impresses me especially about Swift is their excellent service

Zena Campbell, sales manager for Swift, says: James joins us with a wealth of experience. He has managed lender-specific underwriting and processing teams and possesses a unique skill set and perspective of the intermediary market place. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.