Mint Bridging, which specialises in short-term property finance, has made several new appoints to strengthen its team and futureproof its growing business.

Andrew Lazare, founder and managing director of Mint Bridging, said: “Like most businesses, the past year has been a rollercoaster. From Brexit looming over our heads to the height of the current global pandemic, we’ve had to adapt to new ways of working and reflect on how we can continue to grow as a business.

“We’ve managed to take this time to consolidate our learning and plan for the future, setting out a clear roadmap of how we take Mint to the next level. Part of that journey was the appointment of Karen, followed by Laurence, Dani and Anthony, all of whom bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable to the business.”

Karen Shepherd joined the team as its new operations manager to drive operational efficiencies and provide best-in-class service. Coming from a background in process improvement and having worked in the finance industry for over 30 years, Karen arrived at Mint with tried and tested methods to streamline operations, and her efforts are already reaping rewards.

Mint has also strengthened its underwriter team with the addition of Laurence Perkins. Laurence arrived at Mint as a seasoned underwriter. With a keen eye for detail, his knowledge and expertise make him a great asset – someone who can make the most complex of development loans feel simple and straightforward.

Danielle Comer takes up the role of pre-completions manager, delivering a high-quality service to brokers, solicitors and borrowers. Danielle has many years of experience within the sector, having most recently held the position of completions manager at Together, where she worked for 5 years, and before that holding multiple roles at Cantor Law, where she was employed for 8 years.

The final addition to the team is Anthony Gorman, who takes up the mantle of business development manager. Like Danielle, his most recent role was at Together, where he worked as a commercial sales executive for over 3 years. We believe Anthony has fantastic communication skills and property knowledge and will be able to build great relationships and be a trusted point of contact within our business for our introducers.

With more than 100 years’ collective experience, Mint Bridging’s team has a long history of lending – with expertise within bridging and development finance.

The company prides itself on its ability to build, nurture and grow relationships with both brokers and borrowers, by offering loans that are competitively priced.

Andrew added: “We’re delighted to be growing our team as we look to make the business the best it can be. What’s more, we have some very exciting things ahead of us in the new year so watch this space!”