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Paragon Bank appoints Grant Lewis as Business Development Manager

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Paragon Bank has strengthened its SME Lending broker team with the appointment of Grant Lewis as Business Development Manager.

Grant will be responsible for managing the North West region and reporting into Ian Galbraith, Head of Broker at Paragon SME Lending. Grant’s appointment and experience enhances the team as Paragon seeks to build stronger relationships with the broker network.

He joins Paragon from Walbrook Asset Finance Ltd, where he was a Broker Manager, and prior to that Grant worked at Bank of London and The Middle East where he managed a portfolio of leasing connections. He has also held various roles at The Co-operative Bank PLC. Since entering the industry, Grant has worked extensively with leading businesses and has gained invaluable experience and build strong relationships with a wide range of customers.

Grant’s previous roles have prepared him to compliment Paragon’s business development within the SME Lending department and to deal with existing and new clients.

Grant commented: “I am happy to have joined Paragon, to work within an experienced and growing team.  I am looking forward to building on existing Broker relationships and forge new ones to support SME businesses.”

Head of Broker, Ian Galbraith, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Grant into our broker team covering the North West Area. Grant has significant Asset Finance experience and will be focussed in supporting our brokers deliver for SME customers.”

For further information contact:

Annette Coyle
Media Relations Executive
Tel: 0121 712 2526


Notes to editors:

Paragon is a leading provider of buy-to-let mortgages for landlords with property portfolios, both big and small, through its portfolio and non-portfolio range.

Paragon lends to private individuals and limited companies and has mortgages suitable for single, self-contained properties, as well as HMOs and multi-unit blocks. Paragon can accommodate higher aggregate lending limits and more complex letting arrangements including local authority leases and corporate leases along with standard ASTs.

Paragon introduced its first product aimed at the professional property investor in 1995 and is a member of UK Finance, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), National Landlords Association (NLA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). 

Paragon Bank PLC a subsidiary of the Paragon Banking Group PLC which is a FTSE 250 company based in Solihull in the West Midlands. Established in 1985, Paragon Banking Group PLC has over £12 billion of assets under management and manages over 450,000 customer accounts.

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551.