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Paragon Bank appoints Ollie Shrubsall as Business Development Manager

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

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

He joins Paragon from White Oak, where he was a Business Development Manager, and prior to that Ollie worked at Bibby Leasing Limited. He has also held positions at Close Brothers and Renaissance Asset Finance. Since entering the industry, Ollie has worked extensively with leading businesses and has gained invaluable experience and understanding of brokers’ needs and day-to-day client facing activities.

Ollie commented: “With previous experience within the market as both a Business Development Manager and a broker, I’m pleased to have joined Paragon and looking forward to working with introducers across London and the South East. These are strong regions for SMEs from across a range of sectors and we are here to support British businesses to grow and achieve their ambitions.”

Head of Broker, Ian Galbraith, said: “I’m delighted that Ollie is joining our Broker team, covering the London and South East Area. He is highly focussed on delivering an excellent service to our brokers using his strong asset finance experience gained through previous roles in the industry. Ollie will also support the growing success of our introducer portal helping brokers control their proposals and quicker delivery to their 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.