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Paragon Bank appoints Kyle Johnson as Business Development Executive

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Paragon Bank has strengthened its SME Lending team with the appointment of Kyle Johnson as Business Development Executive.

Kyle will be responsible for managing the Northern region, including the North Wales, Cheshire and Manchester area, and will report into Ashley Butterfield, Regional Director of Commercial Finance.

His role will be focused on broadening Paragon SME Lending’s customer base across the region, as well as managing existing relationships.  

Prior to joining Paragon, Kyle spent two and a half years at Anglo Scottish Asset Finance Limited, where he had roles as a Vendor Manager and a Business Development Manager. This position equipped Kyle with a comprehensive understanding of building relationships across the industry, as well as an understanding of the Northern region.

His appointment bolsters Paragon’s offering in the Northern Region and he will work with Regional Sales Managers Joe Blanthorn and Richard Cooper.

Kyle commented: “I am really excited to have joined Paragon! I’m looking forward to meeting more of the people here and getting stuck in with my new role. I feel I’ve come onboard during a great time for the company and I know I will be able to continue to develop myself here.”

Regional Director, Ashley Butterfield, said: “It’s great to be adding emerging talent to the Northern Region and really excited to welcome Kyle on board.  Kyle will be responsible for growing Paragon’s direct presence within the Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales area. It’s an exciting time to be joining Paragon with the growing success of the deal flow portal which enhances our customer’s experience.”


For further information contact:

Annette Coyle
Media Relations Executive
Tel: 0121 712 2526


Notes to editors:

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 £13 billion of assets under management and manages over 450,000 customer accounts.

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