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West One Loans makes clutch of new hires

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Bridging lender West One Loans has hired Paul Simpson as director of lending operations and Luke O’Sullivan as sales manager.

Simpson arrives from Morgan Stanley Bank, where he spent five years overseeing its European residential mortgage business.

O’Sullivan joins from second charge lender Equifinance, where he was a director.

West One Loans has also hired five other employees.

Graham Stanbridge has joined as investor manager and Danny Soltock has joined the sales team.

Elsewhere in the group, Clive Smalley comes on board as finance director of West One Loans’ parent group, Enra, while Paul King joins its operations department.

Enterprise Finance, the specialist loan distribution arm of Enra, has added Michael Moulton to its secured loan underwriting team.

Enra Group chief executive Danny Waters says: “Our recently released gross lending figures for 2015 show that we completed almost £400m of business in 2015 and we fully intend to better that volume in the coming 12 months.

“To help us achieve this ambition – and to cope with ever-growing demand – we have identified a collection of high-calibre individuals who will help move the lending arm of the business on to the next level, ably supported by new arrivals in other departments of the wider group.”

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