Apr 21, 2022 | General News, New Appointment
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Tina Panayi, Business Development Manager, Bridge Help

Bespoke commercial bridging loan provider, Bridge Help, has marked its continued growth in 2022 with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

Tina Panayi from Macclesfield brings 25 years of business development experience in the finance sector to her new role at the Chesterfield-based short term finance firm.

As well as being an experienced relationship manager, Tina is also a qualified broker. She commented: “Being a qualified broker I fully understand clients’ requirements and where Bridge Help can add value to the loan process. It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to use all my skills.”

She joins the company’s team of Business Development Managers, at Bridge Help where she will be responsible for managing and growing relationships with brokers throughout England and Wales.

Tina’s career history includes roles with a number of high street lenders, including Bank of Scotland, B M Solutions, Aldermore Bank and, most recently, specialist lender Together Money.

She commented: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of my new role at Bridge Help. As a salesperson I’m very passionate about what I do and love adding value to the client’s business and being a bespoke lender where humans make the lending decisions rather than a computer, Bridge Help gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Tina’s appointment follows significant growth for Bridge Help during 2021 in which the short-term lender exceeded its own projections, lending more than £23 million and is on track to lend £40 million in 2022.

Delighted to welcome Tina to the team, Chris Sellars, Chief Executive of Bridge Help, added: “Tina shares the company’s passion for getting deals over the line and providing a bespoke approach to bridging finance. We’re excited to have her on board, helping us to continue developing valuable, long-lasting relationships with our growing broker network.”

While Tina is a new face to Bridge Help, she may be more familiar to fans of the Channel 4 programme Come Dine with Me. In 2009 she appeared on the show with her Greek-inspired menu.

To arrange a meeting with Tina or to speak to a Business Development Manager at Bridge Help, contact the friendly team today on 033 3303 4681.