Nick Harrison (ACIB)
In over 30-years’ service at NatWest, Nick held a variety of senior and regional management roles in London and the South East.
In 2002 he founded Bespoke Business Finance and since this time has overseen the growth and diversification of the business whilst establishing and maintaining a strong reputation for the firm within the Commercial Finance community.
During his 20 years with NatWest Jamie worked within various lending related roles within the bank’s Corporate Banking and Head Office Lending Departments. Property sector and SME business lending were specializations. In 2001 Jamie was approached by Bank of Scotland and after a further five successful years establishing and then managing the Bank of Scotland’s Franchise Department, in 2005, he decided to practice what he had preached for so many years and moved into self-employment with Bespoke Business Finance.
With a number of repeat portfolio / investor clients property investment and development continues to be Jamie’s main focus however, because of his wide and varied banking experience he is well qualified to assist with all types of lending proposals.
Steve has worked in the banking industry since graduating from university in 1997.
During that time Steve has worked for the commercial and corporate banking divisions of HSBC Bank PLC and Clydesdale Bank until he joined the Bespoke team in 2011.
Steve has established a very successful and varied client base that includes professional student accommodation providers, care home operators, children's nursery's and a number of high net worth property investors and developers.
Stuart spent 15-years within the Asset Based Lending industry in a variety of roles with Barclays, GMAC and Clydesdale Bank.
In 2012 he joined the Bespoke team and continues to assist clients within this specialist area of finance. Since this time he has successfully diversified in respect of adding property funding to his core trading business skill set and now has an established network of property clients and professionals.
Alan Catton (ACIB)
In over 40-years’ service at NatWest, Alan held a wide variety of senior positions within credit and portfolio management functions in and London and the South East.
In 2011 Alan joined Bespoke and his strong credit background provides an ability to thoroughly assess and analyse opportunities to the benefit of both our clients and funding partners alike.
During 34-years’ service at Barclays, Mike held a wide variety of roles across operational, relationship and business development functions within their business, corporate and international divisions.
In 2016 he joined Bespoke and continues to focus on his strong relationship skills and reputation within the professional sector to assist clients with trading business and property requirements.
Martin has spent 35 years within the banking industry, including holding a variety of roles within the Corporate and Commercial divisions of several banks including RBS, Bank of Ireland and Santander. For the last 15 years, he has concentrated on the Real Estate sector, completing deals in both development and investment, whilst building a network of contacts within the industry.
Martin joined Bespoke in January 2018 and continues to utilise his contacts and his relationship skills within the Real Estate sector to assist clients with their property requirements.
Ceri brings to the team over 30 years of Banking experience, both in terms of Retail and Corporate Lending. The majority of his career has been spent with the Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC, as well as brief stays with two other large institutions.
Key sectors include Property, Hospitality, Leisure (Hotels) and Construction.
Mike has over 35 years' experience in the Corporate Banking industry, based out of London, during which time Mike has held a range of senior roles managing portfolios of successful corporate clients and offering a wide range of lending products, including syndicated, development and investment loans, plus working capital facilities, invoice discounting and asset finance.
More recently Mike has specialised in the Healthcare and Property markets, having funded developments in Liverpool, Wakefield, Manchester, Exeter and London.
Ian has been in Corporate Banking for in excess of 40 years having started at Barclays holding a number of Senior Relationship roles across London & SE, & latterly Santander UK as a senior Director within their Real Estate Team based in Mayfair. Having been instrumental in building their RE platform since 2006, the fruits of this were seen in the extensive portfolio built from scratch in the Commercial, Residential, investment & development funding arenas.
He was delighted to join an experienced team at Bespoke in May 2018 utilising his skills in business development, deal assembly & Credit, leveraging his many contacts throughout the market.