Additional hires brought in to meet increasing business demand in 2021
Blackfinch Property welcomes Anjella Saglania and Ian Ford to the team, taking its headcount to 14. Anjella joins as Assistant Fund Accountant to support the Finance function, while Ian joins as an Investment Manager and will enhance the capability and capacity of the team to manage additional loans.
Anjella previously worked as a Finance Assistant for TSB Bank. She also holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wolverhampton and is part-way through studying to become a Chartered Accountant. Before joining Blackfinch, Ian worked as a Relationship Manager at Cynergy Bank. He has also held roles at Bank of Ireland, BDO, HSBC and KPMG.
Blackfinch Property has also announced three internal promotions to accompany the new hires, demonstrating the team’s capabilities and plans for further expansion. John Hartigan is promoted to Senior Investment Manager, taking a more hands-on role in the strategy and planning of deals and loans. Nicola Mayes has been promoted to Investment Manager, and will continue to manage deals efficiently from start to completion. To accompany Anjella in the Finance function, Katie Thomson has been promoted to Fund Accountant. Katie will be responsible for managing finances and delivering crucial management information, as well as helping to implement new processes.
The Blackfinch Property team includes investment and accounts specialists, plus an in-house legal team as a unique feature. This ensures the team can produce finance documents internally, saving considerable time in the due diligence process.
David Higson, Investment Director at Blackfinch Property said: “As our loan book grows, so has our headcount and we’re delighted to welcome Anjella and Ian to the team. Ian’s experience of working in the insolvency arena, and managing receivables, will add unique insight to the team’s current diverse range of backgrounds.”
David added: “The Blackfinch Property team displays great enthusiasm, technical skill and a strong knowledge of the property finance market, with Anjella and Ian characterising these values also."
Blackfinch Property is a fully funded provider of innovative short-term bridging and development financing solutions. The firm has grown rapidly since launch in 2014.