Our Midlands team

Jayne Follows - Regional Director

Jayne Follows

Regional Director

07889 804 884 0116 204 3174 [email protected]

I have 35 years’ experience in banking having worked at NatWest, Nationwide and Salt Finance with the last 15 years in CRE Lending. Key responsibilities include building and managing broker, customer and professional services relationships.

Gary Shepherdson
Vaughan Hobbs

Gary Shepherdson

Senior Relationship Manager

0748 591 2699 0116 502 2623 [email protected]

I have over 20 years’ experience working with property professionals and trading businesses across the East Midlands. Before joining Cambridge & Counties Bank in April 2022, I spent almost 10 years at Handelsbanken as Deputy Branch Manager, Corporate Banking Manager and Credit Analyst.

Vaughan Hobbs

Senior Relationship Manager

07587 886 300 0116 464 5195 [email protected]

I have worked in the financial industry since 1987, specialising in property since 2000. Working for a number of lenders, I have had various roles ranging from business development, portfolio management as well as restructuring and recoveries. I have a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of the sector together with extensive experience of the SME market as well as all round banking knowledge.

Marco Brice, Relationship Manager

Marco Brice

Senior Relationship Manager

07736 278 769 0121 796 6821 [email protected]

My lending experience began with Cambridge & Counties since graduating from university in 2016. Working with me means you receive a personal service and full bespoke assessment of every case.

Stephen Parr, Relationship Manager

Stephen Parr

Relationship Manager

0116 497 2101 [email protected]

I’ve worked in banking since graduating in 2013, covering a range of roles in Invoice Finance, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Finance. From originating and structuring residential investment to commercial mortgages, I look forward to building relationships with new and existing brokers to help our clients achieve their business goals.

Amandeep Kaur, Relationship Manager

Amandeep Kaur

Relationship Manager

0116 366 6754 [email protected]

I have been in the banking industry for 18 years and prior to joining Cambridge & Counties, I worked as a Business Manager for over 10 years. Specialising in lending, property finance and relationship management.

Michelle Stevenson, Senior Lending Officer

Michelle Stevenson

Relationship Manager

0116 366 0973 [email protected]

I have been in finance for 30 years, with 10 of those years in commercial insurance and the later 20 years in banking. I have previously worked as a Mortgage Advisor, Relationship Manager as well as in Private Banking.

Our London & South East team

Stuart Jones, Area Director

Stuart Jones

Regional Director - London and South

07483 081 857 0116 204 3165 [email protected]

Before joining Cambridge & Counties Bank in 2019, I worked at Nationwide and Aldermore, accumulating over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. During this time, I’ve built an excellent network of brokers and introducers that I help to pull a deal together and make things happen for their customers.

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Lucy Coy

Senior Relationship Manager

0116 478 5549 [email protected]

I have worked in the Property Finance sector for several years, starting my career at Nationwide Building Society and most recently, I was part of the Development Finance team at Shawbrook Bank. Having recently joined the bank, I look forward to cultivating both existing and new broker relationships.

Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Relationship Manager

0116 216 7885 [email protected]

I have spent the last 17 years in banking. Following a 13 year stint at Nationwide Building Society, I spent a brief period at Secure Trust Bank before enjoying the past 4 years at Handelsbanken in Hampstead. I have a breadth of real estate experience which runs from origination, relationship management, restructuring/workout and deal transaction/execution.


Mikesh Jethwa

Mikesh Jethwa

Lending Officer

0116 366 6743 [email protected]

Cambridge & Counties Bank is where I started my banking career and I’ve been here since 2017. From working in portfolio management to the relationship management team, I am keen to continue delivering exceptional customer service to clients and brokers alike.

Tom Nuttall, Lending Officer

Tom Nuttall

Lending Officer

0116 502 9406 [email protected]

I have worked in financial services for 17 years. Initially in residential & specialist underwriting and moving to commercial real estate finance in 2007. I have undertaken a variety of roles from relationship management, re-structuring, new lending, housing finance and more recently credit risk. I was given the opportunity to join Cambridge & Counties Bank in 2021 and return to the front line to support the expansion of the South East region.


Our North & Scotland team

Carl Ashley, Regional Director

Carl Ashley

Regional Director

07711 005 029 0114 399 1620 [email protected]

I joined Cambridge & Counties in January 2012 as Business Development Manager after having spent 27 years in banking across a variety of roles in business development and relationship management. I am now Regional Director for the North of England and Scotland leading a team of 4 Relationship Managers and 2 Lending Officers. The team and I have established strong relationships with a large number of Commercial Finance Brokers located in our area all thanks to our strong customer service ethos and can-do attitude.


Wendy Burton-Webster

Senior Relationship Manager

07889 804 883 0114 399 1621 [email protected]

I have been with Cambridge & Counties Bank for just over 5 years although I have worked in Banking for all my working life. With over 40 years’ experience across a range of roles in both personal and commercial financial services, including trading businesses and property investors. I enjoy working with brokers and customers to structure a deal that meets their needs whilst ensuring that the deal fits within the bank’s requirements.

Andrew Buckley, Senior Relationship Manager

Andrew Buckley

Senior Relationship Manager

07711 322 058 0114 478 0177 [email protected]

Prior to joining Cambridge & Counties in April 2018, I have accumulated over 30 years in financial services having worked for high street banks, challenger banks and a peer to peer lender covering the North West. Most roles have focused upon business development within SME, large corporate and real estate markets.

Barry Rodger, Senior Relationship Manager

Barry Rodger

Senior Relationship Manager

07483 057 882 0116 366 0964 [email protected]

For the last 20 years I have been employed by Allied Irish Bank (GB), working my way up the ranks from lending to owner managed businesses during my time there. The majority of my time was spent the Glasgow Business Centre, where I became a highly successful Business Development & Senior Relationship Manager for Scotland and the North. I joined Cambridge & Counties Bank in January 2022 as Senior Relationship Manager for Scotland with an opportunity to thrive within a growing and ambitious Bank.

Simon Steer, Senior Relationship Manager

Simon Steer

Senior Relationship Manager

07790 699 658 0116 216 7882 [email protected]

I have worked in banking for the majority of my professional career. Since 2002, I have been in relationship management, looking after almost 200 business banking customers at RBS. During this period, I helped brokers and their customers' lending requirements within the SME space across Business and Commercial Banking. Moving to Natwest in 2016, I continued to support brokers within the Northeast, and Redwood Bank in 2021. Now with Cambridge & Counties Bank, I look forward to working with the broker market and supporting SMEs.

Richard Renzi, Relationship Manager

Richard Renzi

Relationship Manager

0114 478 0175 [email protected]

I have been with the bank for 3 years although I have now clocked up over 36 years of banking experience across a wide range of roles in both personal and commercial financial services, working with trading businesses and property investors. I specialise in developing funding solutions in circumstances that would benefit from an traditional approach and an experienced pair of eyes.

Jo Morton, Relationship Manager
Helen Calderley, Relationship Manager

Jo Morton

Relationship Manager

07485 314 194 [email protected]

I joined Cambridge & Counties Bank in February 2020 bringing with me over 30 years banking experience. My career started by working in various branch based roles before moving into client and relationship management where I covered the South Yorkshire & Humber area. At Cambridge & Counties Bank I hope to continue developing new and existing relationships with brokers and clients alike.

Helen Calderley

Relationship Manager

07483 081 858 0116 478 4524 [email protected]

I have been a Relationship Manager since 2002, originally based in the Greater Manchester area, with Barclays and RBS, and later moving to the North East where I re-joined Barclays as the Relationship Manager for North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. During this time, I established a broad knowledge of SME banking requirements and became highly successful at lending to SME’s.

Paul Bagnall

Paul Bagnall

Relationship Manager

07485 314 191 0116 502 2620 [email protected]

I have supported property investors and SME businesses for over 20 years. Having previously specialised in the healthcare, hospitality and retail sectors, I began my career with the Christie Group as a commercial mortgage broker before taking responsibility for business in the North, for a smaller boutique brokerage. I am pleased to be able to offer the same helpful, entrepreneurial and friendly approach to the broker, property & SME business communities across the North West.


Sharon Porter

Lending Officer

0114 399 1623 [email protected]

I have 32 years of banking experience with Yorkshire Bank, with 16 of them working within business banking as Relationship Manager. I work with my colleagues, listening to the needs of our clients to help find the best solutions for their businesses as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Karen Crooks, Lending Officer

Karen Crooks

Lending Officer

0114 399 1623 [email protected]

I began my career at Yorkshire Bank where I spent almost 30 years in various roles from personal banking to mortgage advising. Throughout my time, I’ve worked with various clients, building finance solutions to suit their needs, building relationships, assisting the drawdown process and beyond.

Sally Martin, Lending Officer

Sally Martin

Lending Officer

0116 402 6792 [email protected]

Having spent over 20 years in banking, I’ve enjoyed roles including personal banker and professional mortgage advisor working with new and existing clients from application through to drawdown of funds. I take pride in ensuring clients get their loans drawn in a timely and professional manner.

Our West & Wales team

Paul Howard, Regional Director

Paul Howard

Regional Director

07710 304 204 0117 332 0735 [email protected]

I have been in the industry for 32 years, of which 25 years have been spent in real estate, corporate and commercial banking. I have a first-class degree in Finance and am ACIB qualified. I have a breadth of knowledge that covers the whole market particularly commercial owner occupier and investment.

James Roche

James Roche

Senior Relationship Manager

07485 912 732 [email protected]

I am based in the heart of Devon and have been working within the banking real estate divisions for both Santander and Yorkshire Building Society as a relationship director for the last 8 years. I have been in commercial banking for 16 years working closely with both customers and brokers across the country to deliver a solution that meets their requirements with relationship management a key focus.

Andrew Arnold, Relationship Manager

Andrew Arnold

Relationship Manager

07483 057 890 [email protected]

I have worked in Banking all my career. Having spent 24 years with NatWest across various roles including Business Banking which took me to Cardiff, working with business clients. From there, my career developed in Relationship Banking, looking after a portfolio of clients. I then joined HSBC within the Commercial Banking Team looking after 80 client connections with a turnover ranging from £2m to £10m. Joining Cambridge & Counties Bank has given me the opportunity to move into Property Finance which I feel is a growing sector with many opportunities within South Wales.

Anneka Lee, Lending Officer

Anneka Lee

Lending Officer

0117 332 0735 [email protected]

I joined the Bristol team back in 2015 and prior to that I have had banking experience from Barclays as well as having been part of a finance team at a large law firm. My vast and wide-ranging experience allows me to assist the team with deals as well as other aspects of administration.

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