OUR TEAM

…makes us different. The team at LendWell are experts in property lending to developers and property investors, but crucially have direct experience of developing and investing in property.

This means you can directly work with people who understand the realities of developing and investing in property. You’ll find us easy to deal with.

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STEPHEN JOHNSON

PARTNER

Email: sdj@lendwell.co.uk

Phone: 01277 598175

Mobile: 07711 009414

Stephen has worked in financial services for over 20 years and most recently been one of the founder executives of Shawbrook Bank where he had the role of Deputy CEO and MD for Property lending. He has a wealth of experience in all areas of lending to professionals in the property development, refurbishment and investor markets. During his career he has overseen c £7bn of lending into the market and also has his own direct experience in property development and investment.

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KAREN BENNETT

PARTNER

kjb@lendwell.co.uk

Phone: 01277 598174

Mobile: 07391 878433

Karen has worked in financial services for over 20 years and most recently was an executive of Shawbrook Bank, as Managing Director of the Commercial Property Division. Karen has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of property lending.  Her focus and drive is very much committed to defining and designing better products and processes that better serve the needs of property professionals looking to develop, refurbish or invest into residential or commercial property.   

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NICK ELLIS-CALCOTT

PARTNER

nec@lendwell.co.uk

Phone: 01277 598176

Mobile: 07944 288029

Nick has worked in banking and financial services for over 16 years. He was previously the Director of Business Transformation at Arbuthnot Latham and prior to that one of the founding executives and Chief Technology Officer at Shawbrook Bank. The use of technology and data to enhance the customer experience and streamline the application process is key to FinanceWell’s proposition.

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JASON PENMAN

FUNDING & FINANCING

Jason.Penman@lendwell.co.uk

Phone: 01277 598177

Mobile: 07765 212725

Jason has worked in financial services for over 20 years.  As an MD at NatWest Markets he was Head of Capital & Balance Sheet Management, with business responsibility for managing & optimising capital, balance sheet and funding.  In his career he has held senior positions in trading, origination, strategy, risk and finance.   

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DARYL NORKETT

RELATIONSHIP DIRECTOR

Daryl.Norkett@lendwell.co.uk 

Mobile: 07866 162096

Daryl has worked in commercial banking and specialist lending for 10 years, most recently shaping the specialist property lending proposition at Shawbrook Bank as Head of Products & Markets, covering the Specialist BTL, Commercial and Short-Term markets. Prior to this, Daryl worked as a Regional Development Manager for Shawbrook after starting out as a Relationship Manager at Barclays following graduation from University in 2009. Having gained well rounded expertise in property lending, Daryl most enjoys working closely with clients to smoothly deliver funding for their property business.     

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ANDY THURSTON

CREDIT MANAGER

Andy.Thurston@financewell.co.uk 

Phone: 01277 598173

Mobile: 07790 374709

Andy has worked in financial services for 10 years including most recently as a Senior Credit Manager at Octopus Property. Prior to this Andy was at Shawbrook Bank for over 4 years as a Senior Lending Manager in the Short Term Loans team. Andy has a high level of experience underwriting specialist finance applications including loan sizes up to £15m and his main focus is on ensuring transactions are well structured and work for the client as best as possible.

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JENNY BARHAM

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Jenny.Barham@lendwell.co.uk 

Phone: 01277 288330

Mobile: 07766 016886

Jenny has worked in financial services for 19 years, including most recently the role as a Senior Lending officer at Shawbrook Bank. Jenny has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the property finance operations sector. She is focused and determined to provide the best customer service in the most time efficient way.

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