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Challenger Bank takes on ‘dynamic’ Business Development Manager & Expands into the South West

10/10/2019 09:00:00
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A “talented, committed and dynamic” business development manager has been added to the workforce of Redwood Bank, a bank focusing on small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).


Rob Bowering joins the team covering the South West of England as the bank continues to expand across the country, with the South West being seen a strong area for growth.
 
Rob has clocked up over 16 years’ experience working within the banking and finance industry, including working for Barclays Bank and has an in-depth knowledge of the South West Region.
 

 Rob Bowering, Business Development Manager
 

He spent nine years as a Relationship Manager, helping SMEs fulfil their ambitions in Dorset and Wiltshire, and more recently, he worked with brokers and other intermediaries across the South West and South Wales, in helping them arrange finance for their clients.
 
Redwood’s CEO and Co-Founder Gary Wilkinson said: “Rob has a wealth of experience in supporting funding for a wide variety of clients including SME and corporate businesses, as well as property investors and developers. “He’s a welcome addition to our already impressive and experienced team. Rob stood out to us over the course of the interview process as being talented, committed and dynamic, and we’re looking forward to him making his mark as a Redwood Business Development Manager, as we develop into the South West.”
 
Rob said: “I am delighted to join the Redwood team and be part of a bank that is so dedicated and committed to its customers and staff. I am looking forward to widening my already strong network and forging new relationships, as I strive to help grow Redwood Bank.

“It’s a huge honour to be asked to join Redwood, which has already scooped so many industry awards, having only been in business for two years.”
 
Redwood Bank was recently tipped as ‘one to watch’ in the Best Challenger Bank category at this year’s Growth Finance Awards. The Challenger Bank has also just been shortlisted in the Specialist Lender of the Year category at the 2019 NACFB Industry Awards. It celebrated its second birthday in August and was recently named Challenger Bank of the Year and SME Bank of the Year at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2019. Last year it was also named Bank of the Year at the Global Business Excellence Awards.
 
Since its inception in 2017, Redwood Bank has invested heavily in technology, people and service, ensuring every customer’s experience is secure, fast and easy.
 
For further information, visit www.redwoodbank.co.uk.



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For further details contact Laura Pearce at Strand PR on laura@strand-pr.co.uk or 01763 274674 / 07903 106405.  

Redwood Bank was launched in August 2017, becoming Britain’s newest business bank for SMEs and completing its ‘mobilisation’ phase just over four months after securing its initial banking licence in April 2017. Redwood Bank offers secured SME mortgages for business owners, as well as for experienced commercial and residential property investors. It delivers fast and efficient mortgage decisions to help their business customers seize property opportunities and also offers competitive business savings accounts. Redwood Bank was founded by Jonathan Rowland and Gary Wilkinson. It has a unique private-public ownership structure in which Warrington Borough Council has a one-third stake.