New Business Director
Marketing and PR Director
Deputy Head of New Business
A highly experienced Property Financier with over 30 years in banking, Gordon brings a very broad wealth of knowledge to BLG Development Finance.
Gordon joins BLG from United Trust Bank (UTB) where he worked for over 4 years and held the role of Property Development Director. Prior to this, Gordon was Head of Property Finance at BANIF Bank
Earlier in his career, Gordon worked in general Corporate Banking, managing, amongst others, top 250 PLCs. In previous organisations, he has worked in Credit, as well as being a leading member of Marketing Societies. He has devised business start-up models and has also been involved in bringing banks with new Property Finance offerings successfully to market.
At BLG, Gordon will have a National presence, offering a great deal of Property Finance expertise and knowledge.
Credit Operations Director
Director - Real Estate Monitoring
Regional Director, South West
Regional Director, South West
Tracey joined BLG in July 2017 having gained 22 years’ experience in Commercial Finance with NatWest/RBS Group, 12 years of which involved Property Finance. She has a proven track record of providing funding solutions to a variety of real estate operators, including large healthcare, commercial and residential developers and investors. She has built a strong reputation and professional network in the South West property market.
Tracey has been externally accredited in Real Estate Finance, Management, Lending and Financial Analysis, and has a first-class honours degree in Economics and Politics. She has extensive experience in credit risk assessment and underwriting, relationship management, business development and continuous improvement in client experience.
Passionate about customer service and building valued client/professional relationships through sector expertise, Tracey is proud to have helped many businesses achieve their goals, receiving many accolades for her achievements.
Charitable fundraising and awareness feature heavily in Tracey’s life and in recent years she has completed several volunteering and fundraising challenges – including endangered species conservation in South Africa, a literacy programme in Malawi, and trekking on the Great Wall of China and in the Grand Canyon.
Property Development Manager
New Business Manager
Executive Consultant, Scotland
John Dalby is one of the best known property funders in the UK having started funding property developments in the mid-80s in Scotland going on to establish all the Dunbar Bank offices throughout the UK.
Many of the major successful developers in the UK have been funded by John.
John is a great believer in “the team” and believes his success in property funding comes from having the very best property professionals to advise.
Before taking on this consultancy role with BLG John was involved in funding property throughout Europe for Deutsche Bank.
New Business Assistant
Director – Asset Management
Real Estate Monitoring Manager
Credit Operations Assistant Manager
Credit Operations Manager
Tom first began his career in the financial services industry in 2008 when he joined RBS/NatWest as a Junior Credit Controller. He quickly progressed into several leadership positions including overseeing the Credit Operations Department in Invoice Finance for 2 years.
During his time with RBS/Nat West, Tom was responsible for leading and motivating circa 25 staff in the Businesses Documentation Team for the Invoice Finance arm of the bank. This involved providing legal documentation support to the Business Development and Client Relations teams for new and existing customers, ensuring production was completed within business SLAs and adherence to accuracy levels.
In 2015, Tom moved across to NatWest as a Relationship Manager in their Business Banking Team supporting businesses with lending in West London.
In 2016, Tom had a short stint with an Independent Invoice Finance provider in the Business Development Role.
He joined BLG in 2017 as Credit Operations Manager.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and supporting Chelsea FC.
Credit Operations Manager
In 2006, Lexie began working in banking for Lloyds after having completed her BA(Hons) degree in French and Russian at the University of Bristol. She also holds a post-graduate qualification in Management and is an Associate Member of the CMI.
From 2007, Lexie undertook a number of corporate finance roles based in London, specifically Loans Operations and Loans Middle Office. Her various roles have given her a great understanding of the end-to-end loan process, from credit approval and on-boarding to processing and final repayment.
Lexie held her most recent position at BTMU for six years, over four of which were within the Credit Control department. In this role, she worked with multiple stakeholders to ensure that proposed documentation for new transactions was in-line with the approved credit papers and that the lines were correctly registered in the bank’s systems to enable funding. Although Lexie dealt with transactions in multiple sectors, for most of her time there she specialised in project finance transactions.
Lexie joined BLG in 2017 as a Credit Operations Manager.
When not at work, Lexie spends most of my time with family or friends. She has a passion for property development, encouraged by her mother and grandmother’s penchant for buy-to-let and (she says) her own flat is a work in progress that always needs something doing to it.
Thanks to having lived in Bristol, Lexie continues to appreciate a good cider and usually goes to a ‘beer and cider’ festival each year.
Iram is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, specialising in the Real Estate Finance and Investment Pathway.
Iram attended the University of Westminster and achieved a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate.
Prior to joining BLG, Iram worked for the Valuation Office Agency (Executive Agency of HMRC) as a Graduate Valuation Surveyor within the Non-domestic Rating team.
At BLG, Iram is a Senior Surveyor within the New Business function; helping to assess new business transactions in respect of property risk, market values and saleability of potential development schemes.
Assistant Financial Controller
Book keeper / Management Accountant
Jenyfer joined BLG’s finance team in January 2018 as a bookkeeper/management accountant. Her role is to process general invoices through the system, produce monitoring fee invoices, reconcile bank accounts, post journals, deal with origination fees, set-up new loans on the system and conduct payments runs.
She has always wanted to work with figures and finance and has held several different roles within accounts departments. Her previous roles also varied across industries, including media, dairy product suppliers, Japanese guitar importers/distributors and, more recently, the oil and gas industry.
Jenyfer has passed AAT (Association of Taxation Technicians) in full and has completed several CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) exams, with plans to take more CIMA exams in the future.
She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters and has a passion for home DIY, having bought and sold 7 houses within 15 years.
Finance Manager: Assets & Revenue