At Aspen our team of professionals are here to give you an excellent service from start to finish.

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Ed Ahrens

Managing Director

Ed co-founded Aspen in 2017 and prior to that has 30 years' experience within speciality finance with up to £20 bln under management.

This included Director roles at Vanquis Bank, Head of Operations at Barclays Bank and being part of the founding team of Abbey National Direct.

Jack Coombs

Director jackcoombs@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07540 774 361

Jack co-founded Aspen in 2017 after working alongside Ed as Group Development Executive at S&U and prior to was part of the PwC Valuations. Jack holds an MA (Oxon) and is ACA qualified.

Jack is also an avid supporter of charity and swam the Channel from England to France in 2011 in 13 hrs and 46 mins to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research & Mondo Challenge.

Manjeet Bhogal

Finance Director

Manjeet is a qualified ACMA accountant with 12 years' experience in financial services and previously worked as Head of Finance and Company Secretary for S&U Plc.

Manjeet is a dedicated member of the Aspen team since re-joining the S&U Group in 2019 and brings and excellent eye for detail and thoroughness to our team.


Harry Baker

Head of Credit harrybaker@aspenbridging.co.uk

Since joining Aspen in 2017 from Aston University Harry has seen through the largest number of cases to completion in the underwriting team.

Harry is now responsible for credit quality, underwriting process and credit papers. In 2021 Harry started his MSc in Real Estate and Finance at Reading University

Ian Miller Hawes

Head of Sales ianmillerhawes@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07708 486 587

Ian has 14 years' experience in sales, including as Head of Sales at MFS and as New Business Manager at Castle Trust and as the sales Team Leader at Fleet Mortgages.

Ian’s role is to give introducers absolute clarity in what Aspen can do and to help guide cases to a successful outcome.

Steve Gregory

Southern Region BDM Steveg@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07716 098 079

Steve joins Aspen as the Southern Business Development Manager with over 10 years sales experience, including over 5 years at Castle Trust Bank.

It is Steve’s role to promote Aspen to both new and existing brokers and ensure they have a good understanding of our products.

Saif Khalique

Senior Underwriter saifk@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07922 577 541

Saif joined Aspen with a Bsc in Business and Management from Aston with a background in refurbishment and property investment.

Saif has now visited numerous sites and projects and has the best completions ratio’s in the Aspen underwriting team.

Jamaal Mckoy

Underwriter jamaalmckoy@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07513 480 392

Jamaal has joined Aspen with a BA Hons in Business & Management from Birmingham and 5 years’ experience in the term mortgage market as an underwriter for Paragon and Legal & General.

Jamaal has now been with Aspen over a year and has fully enjoyed the move from the term lending to the specialist market with its broader role in underwriting.

Laura Randall

Underwriter laurarandall@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07708 487 674

Laura is our latest recruit and comes to us after 6 years in the Warwickshire police with a BSc in Psychology from Aston university.

Laura is going through our full training programme and is already a fully supporting member of the underwriting team.

Aqib Iqbal

Credit Analyst aqibiqbal@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07783 770 390

Aqib has joined Aspen after completing his LPC & MSc in Law, Business and Management from The University of Law. Prior to this, he obtained an LLB from Keele University and has a background in property refurbishment and investment.

Since joining Aqib completed his first case working in lending within 9 days. He is currently going through our full training programme within our lending team.

Richard Tweddell

Underwriter richardt@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07716 098 076

Richard has joined Aspen after completing his BA (Hons) in Financial Management from the University of Portsmouth. He brings with him a strong background in property finance and refurbishment.

Richard is currently undergoing our full training program within our lending team.

Sinead McMurray

Underwriter sineadm@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07701 398 599

Sinead has joined Aspen whilst completing her BSc in Business Economics at Coventry University.

She is currently undertaking our full training program within our lending team.


Wayne Hicklin

Head of Risk waynehicklin@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07712 431 134

Wayne is an invaluable founding member of the Aspen team and has over 25 years' experience in the specialist finance industry both as a broker at GE and Promise and now as a lender at Aspen.

In addition, Wayne has excellent experience in development projects and has self- built and refurbished a range of properties and is the key driver of our new light development product.

Sonny Gohel

Recoveries Manager sonnygohel@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07701 398 601

Sonny has an excellent background in Law both from his degree and his experience as a Senior Litigation Paralegal and prior to joining Aspen also worked in regulated bridging at Greenfield.

Since joining Aspen Sonny has worked in all elements of the process and undergoes countless site visits to help us appraise lending proposals and offer in house monitoring of live cases.

Katie Wilson

Underwriter & Risk Assessor katiewilson@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07783 771 078

Katie has joined Aspen as an underwriter and risk assessor with a BA Hons in Business Management from the University of Chester.

She has two years experience within specialist finance, having previously worked at Precise Mortgages on the bridging team where she was noted for her efficient can-do approach.


Martyn Everitt

Team Leader & Digital Marketer martyneveritt@aspenbridging.co.uk

Martyn joined Aspen in 2019 with a degree in Computer Gaming and Programming and has since worked on diverse projects, both front and back-end, using VB.net, JavaScript & CSM.

Martyn also produces our advertising & marketing projects using a range of Adobe applications.

Jonathan Caddy

Senior Developer jonathancaddy@aspenbridging.co.uk

Jonathan is a motivated, driven Software Engineer with 20+ years of experience on large scale software systems and with particular VB.net experience.

Jonathan takes pride in and responsibility for his work with the aim to always exceed standards.

Evan Simpson

Developer evansimpson@aspenbridging.co.uk

Evan has a worked in IT for many years covering a number of roles and has strong skills in coding and the creation of specifications.

Evan joins Aspen at a time of innovation and development and is as excited about his new career direction as we are to have on board his expertise!

Poonam Shubh

Finance Assistant poonamshubh@aspenbridging.co.uk

Poonam has a great background in Finance and is a key member of the Aspen payouts team.

Poonam is responsible for processing invoices, payroll and assisting with accounts and data required for audit.


If you do have any enquiries please do get in touch with us.

Aspen Bridging
No. 2 Stratford Court, Cranmore Boulevard, Solihull, B90 4QT

Telephone Number: 0845 318 0001
Email: enquiries@aspenbridging.co.uk