LendInvest appoints former Castle Trust manager as BDM for Northern England

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Online mortgage lender LendInvest has appointed its first business development manager for Northern England.

Damien Druce joins from Castle Trust where he was National Development Manager and was previously head of distribution and development at Crystal Specialist Finance.

He will be based in Greater Manchester and will travel extensively, considering bridging and development loan opportunities between Staffordshire and the Scottish borders.

The appointment is LendInvest’s second official presence outside of London, following the recruitment of Peter McDermid as BDM for Scotland in July.

LendInvest chief commercial officer Matthew Tooth says: “Damien is well known among mortgage brokers in the north of England, making him a fantastic addition to our team who can hit the ground running. Local expertise is critical for a regional BDM, and we are confident that Damien is the man to spearhead our increased profile in the north.”