OUR TEAM

WHO TO CONTACT

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

Get in touch with our lending team on our mobiles or at
enquiries@aspenbridging.co.uk.

DIRECTORS

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.

LENDING TEAM

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.

Harry Baker

Credit Manager harrybaker@aspenbridging.co.uk

Since joining Aspen in 2017 from Aston University Harry has now undertaken over 100 site visits and has seen through the largest number of cases to completion in the underwriting team.

Harry is responsible for credit quality and case management and is now undertaking his MSc in Real Estate at Reading University.

Prabhat Talwar

Senior Underwriter prabhattalwar@aspenbridging.co.uk
Mobile: 07701 398 599

Prabhat joined Aspen in 2018 from Aston University and quickly rose to the challenge becoming a Senior Underwriter after his second year.

Prabhat has a reputation as being one of the most efficient underwriters having seen through more cases in under 5 days than any team member in 2020.

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 site and project 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.

RISK 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.

IT & FINANCE

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.

Martyn Everitt

Developer & Marketing 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.

Rahim Uddin

Developer rahimuddin@aspenbridging.co.uk

Rahim came to Aspen with an MSc in Computer Science from Birmingham University and has since worked on diverse projects, both front and back-end, using VB.net, JavaScript & CSM.

Rahim has written code for the project delivering our internal case management and MI generation.

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.

CONTACT US

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

LATEST NEWS

ASPEN SOLVES TWO PROPERTY
PROBLEMS IN ONE £2.3M BRIDGE

A rapid £2,327,250, 73% loan-to-value bridging loan from Aspen has saved a customer's £125k auction purchase deposit and provided additional funding on a part-finished development.

Completed in just 15 days at 0.49% for six months on the lender's stepped rate product, the deal brings together both a rapid auction purchase and finish-and-exit elements under one roof.

The auction purchase, a six-bedroom semi-detached in Wandsworth, was bought at the end of August with the monies required within a 15 day period.

The part-finished development project, a five-bedroom terraced property in the same area, was purchased in 2019 and still has £140k works outstanding. The deal also includes 100% works funding.

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