Find your BDM

Our 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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Laura-Jayne Emanuel

Telephone business development manager – M4 Corridor & South

Laura Joined Hodge in 2022 and has been in business development in different sectors since 2015. Laura’s passionate about delivering excellent customer service and supporting her brokers to find the correct product to meet their customer’s needs.

Martin Wilkes

Telephone business development manager – Wales & South West

Martin joined Hodge in 2018 as part of the Mortgages Customer Service team. Taking on the role as telephone BDM in 2022. Martin supports Stuart Ottery and is your voice at Hodge for Wales & South West, with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. Martin’s passionate about forging strong relationships and providing first class service.

Abenaa Afari

Business development manager – London & South East

Abenaa Joined the Hodge team in 2017 with more than 15 years’ experience within the finance sector, spanning across pensions, investments, intermediary support and relationship management. Abenaa’s passionate about supporting and growing Hodge’s adviser communities. The joy of meeting new brokers and being able to add value to bring their clients objectives to fruition provides a great sense of achievement.

Brad Street

Business development manager – M4 Corridor & South

Brad is a knowledgeable BDM with more than 20 years’ experience with both mainstream and specialist lenders. Communication is key for Brad and he prides himself on keeping in touch with brokers throughout the journey of each case and will always look for flexible solutions for customers and brokers.

Stuart Ottery

Business development manager – Wales & South West

Stuart joined Hodge in 2021 and brings 17 years’ experience in financial services having worked with a variety of lenders across both high street and specialist markets including Principality, Coventry, Precise and Kent Reliance. Stuart thrives on developing relationships with intermediary partners and believes in delivering the highest level of service to all.

Hema Patel

Business development manager – Northern England & Scotland

Hema has worked in financial services for more than 17 years. She has predominately worked in the later life sector, transitioning into the resi space over the past few years. She’s dedicated to supporting brokers and is passionate about working with brokers to develop their knowledge and understanding of specialist lending. Hema thrives on building relationship and finding the right solution for brokers and customers.

Alan Crawley

Telephone business development manager – Northern England & Scotland

Alan brought with him 20 years of experience in financial services when he joined Hodge in 2021. He spent 14 years in a variety of roles at Barclays including broker support, key network support, telephone business development and mortgage sales. Alan spent three years prior to Hodge, working in specialist finance.

Joe Morriss

Senior telephone business development manager – London and South East

Joe joined the BDM team in January 2018 and has extensive experience in sales and business development. He thrives on supporting brokers enabling them to grow their business and help their clients. After several years in the team he`s now a senior telephone business development manager supporting key accounts from the desk via telephone engagement. He`s CeMAP qualified and also a keen gardener and runner.

Andrea Roberts

National account manager – North

Andrea took over as National Account Manager in 2021 and has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, having held a similar role recently at Principality Building Society in the North of England. Andrea is passionate about broker education, making sure they have the knowledge and expertise to enable them to organically grow their business in the specialist lending sector. She is responsible for maintaining and building relationships with our key distribution networks and mortgage club partners in the North region.

James Enos

National account manager – South

James joined the team at Hodge in 2019 and was promoted to national account manager, South in 2021. He’s spent more than 20 years in financial services, working for organisations including Principality, Sainsbury’s Bank and Virgin Money. James prides himself on providing the highest levels of service and is responsible for maintaining and building relationships with our key distribution networks and mortgage club partners in the South region.

Lee Weston

Head of business development

Lee has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including direct mortgage sales, regulatory oversight & distribution. He joined Hodge in 2017 to set up the Business Development Desk and now heads up the Business Development team.

Claire Ford

Business development team leader

Claire’s worked at Hodge for more than ten years and has been part of the Mortgages team since 2017. Claire’s responsible for managing the telephone business development managers and the business development executives, ensuring they provide brokers with the highest levels of service to support our customers and brokers in the moments that matter.