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Shawbrook Bank hires two new BDMs

Shawbrook Bank has added two new faces to its commercial mortgage sales team in Amanda Meadows and Shrena Patel, who will work as business development managers.

Patel (pictured above) has worked in corporate banking for 14 years, notably at Barclays and Santander, and Meadows brings 20 years’ experience to the table. She has worked at Northern Rock, Virgin Money, the Bank of Ireland and Darlington Building Society.

Meadows (pictured above) will be serving the Midlands and South Wales, whereas Patel will cover London and the South East.

Meadows says: “I’m excited to join Shawbrook to have the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to a bank that differentiates itself by concentrating on markets where their specialist knowledge and personalised approach to underwriting offer a very competitive advantage.” 

Patel adds: “I’m looking forward to my new role and working within the well-established Commercial team. I can’t wait to get out on the road meeting new and existing brokers, growing these relationships whilst providing solutions to client’s investment needs.”



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