Stuart Law CEO at Assetz Capital

Assetz Capital makes five new appointments

Assetz Capital has strengthened its team with the appointment of five new relationship directors.


Lee Francis — who has over 20 years of experience in the corporate banking sector and held senior positions at Santander and Clydesdale Bank — will cover London and the South East. 

Paul King — who has held senior roles at both RBS and JLL Debt Advisory — will join the team in the Midlands.

Tony Kear will cover the south Wales and Bristol regions, having previously held senior positions at RBS and Barclays as a regional head of healthcare and, most recently, as corporate banking manager at Handelsbanken.

Originally from Australia, Lucie Martin — who has held various positions at the National Australia Bank, BNP Paribas, Westpac and Allied Irish Bank — will focus on businesses across Scotland. 

Jon Pike — who joins from Santander — will be based in Exeter and focus on developing the business in the South West and on a wider stage as a key member of the national care home team. 

Stuart Law, CEO at Assetz Capital (pictured above), said: “As we are approaching our £1bn lending milestone, it is important that we have the best teams possible in order for firms to achieve their potential.

“Our commitment to supporting SMEs and property developers in the UK in their quest for growth means that we have bolstered our team in order to meet demand. 

“The appetite for growth capital is a positive sign for the local and national economy and shows businesses confidence is relatively high.”

Since it was established in 2013, Assetz Capital has lent over £900m to UK SMEs and funded projects including commercial properties, housing developments, care homes and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA).

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