Find your BDM

Our ten strong Business Development team are experts in the specialist markets Hodge service and cover England, Scotland and Wales. To ensure you get the support you need, all our brokers have 2 dedicated Business Development Managers. One in the field and one on a telephony basis.

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Donna Spence

Business Development Manager – North

Donna joined the team in 2019 and has over 12 years’ experience in financial service working as an adviser and a BDM across the specialist mortgage market. Donna is a firm believer that service is key to building relationships and is responsible for supporting brokers across the North of England and Scotland.

Joe Morriss

Telephone Business Development Manager – Midlands & North

Joe joined the team in January 2017 and has extensive experience of business development and thrives on supporting brokers to grow their business and help their clients. Joe is responsible for supporting brokers across the North of England and Scotland from a telephony capacity.

James Enos

Business Development Manager – South Wales & South West

James joined the team at Hodge in November 2019 and has spent more than 20 years in financial services working for organisations including Principality and Just Mortgages. James prides himself on providing the highest levels of service and is responsible for supporting brokers across South Wales and the South West of England.

Sarah Desmond

Telephone Business Development Manager – South Wales & South West

Sarah joined the team in 2019 and brings over 20 years financial services experience with her having held previous roles at Barclays and MotoNovo Finance. Sarah is passionate about ownership and doing the right thing for customers and is responsible for supporting advisers across South Wales & the South West in a telephony capacity.

Brad Street

Business Development Manager – M4 Corridor & South

Brad joined Hodge in March 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience with both mainstream and specialist lenders, including Pepper Money. Brad is responsible for supporting brokers along the M4 Corridor, down to the South Coast.

Cara Thompson

Telephone Business Development Manager – M4 Corridor and South

Cara joined the team at the beginning of 2021 having previously worked in various roles within the financial services and new build housing industries. Cara has a passion for providing excellent customer service and is aware of the pressures that can be faced by brokers. Cara is responsible for supporting advisers across the M4 Corridor and the South in a telephony capacity.

Abenaa Afari

Business Development Manager – London & South East

Abenaa joined the team in October 2017 and has over 9 years’ experience across intermediary support and relationship management. Abenaa is responsible for supporting and growing Hodge’s adviser communities across London & the South East.

Alan Crawley

Telephone Business Development Manager – London & South East

Alan has 18 years’ experience in financial services and joined Hodge in 2021. He previously worked at Barclays for 14 years in a variety of roles including broker support, key network, telephony business development and mortgage sales. Alan is responsible for supporting advisers across London & the South East in a telephony capacity.

Lee Weston

Head of Business Development

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services including 10 years in mortgage sales and regulatory oversight at Barclays. He joined Hodge in 2017 to set up the Business Development Desk and now heads up the Sales team.

Claire Ford

Business Development Team Leader

Claire joined the team in 2017 but has worked at Hodge since 2013, starting out in Customer Services. Claire has extensive operational and product knowledge and is now responsible for managing the Telephony Based Business Development Managers and Business Development Executives, ensuring they provide our brokers with the highest levels of service.