Specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank has expanded its presence in Yorkshire with the appointment of Simon Steer to the role of Senior Relationship Manager in the real estate finance team. Based out of the Bank’s Sheffield regional office, Simon will report to Carl Ashley, Regional Director.
Simon joins Cambridge & Counties Bank with close to 24 years’ experience in banking. Previous roles include a six-year stint as Broker Business Development Manager at NatWest and 14 years at Royal Bank of Scotland, including 10 years as a Business Development Manager in Huddersfield. Prior to joining, he worked briefly for Redwood Bank covering the South Yorkshire region.
Simon has extensive experience of working with commercial brokers, professional services firms such as solicitors, valuers and accountants, and other intermediaries across the real estate market. Along with real estate finance, he has experience in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, leisure, agricultural, retail and wholesale.
Cambridge & Counties Bank saw enhanced demand for its real estate product suite in 2021 across the UK, illustrating the strength and competitiveness of the bank’s products as well as its customer-centric business model. Throughout Yorkshire the bank has seen increasing demand for the provision of funding for acquisition and re-financing of industrial estates, warehousing assets along with residential investment buy to let portfolios.
Carl Ashley said:
“Simon is a great addition to the Cambridge & Counties team, with extensive experience and a deep understanding of the financing needs of local businesses & key stakeholders such as brokers. Yorkshire is a key growth market for the bank, and we will continue to invest in the local team to support the long-term growth plans of the Bank”.
Simon Steer said:
“I’m delighted to have joined Cambridge & Counties Bank as the bank significantly builds its footprint and capabilities across the UK. The bank has a strong vision, built around its customers and serving their needs, and I’m highly confident it will cater for strong demand in Yorkshire among property professionals and intermediaries for its tailored lending solutions.”