Gatehouse Bank hires BDM for North

Gatehouse Bank has appointed Chris Proudfoot as business development manager for the North.

Proudfoot has five years of experience in intermediary sales and joins Gatehouse from Aldermore, where he has worked since 2017 as a BDM.

Before this he was an account manager at Platform Home Loans, a subsidiary of The Co-operative Bank.

Roger Evans, director of home finance distribution at Gatehouse Bank, said: “I am delighted that Chris has joined our rapidly growing team.

“He has invaluable knowledge and experience of the specialist finance market, which will assist him in forging strong working relationships with brokers in the region.

“The number of brokers and introducers we work with has continued to increase and Chris will play a key role in managing these relationships.”

Proudfoot will manage existing and new broker relationships for the North region and replaces Lottie Clayton, who was recently promoted to become the bank’s head of intermediary sales.

He said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the business.

“The bank has expanded rapidly in the past couple of years, introducing new products to its Home Purchase Plan and buy-to-let ranges and has plans for further growth within the intermediary market.”