Aldermore looks to expand its market share with two wholesale business development appointments


The new appointments are a significant part of the bank’s plans to expand its offering to independent leasing and bridging finance companies. Both managers will report into Lee Rhodes, commercial director wholesale and structured finance.

Joining from Pan European Asset Company (PEAC), Mick Barber will now oversee activity in the bank’s block discounting and wholesale introducer space. He has 12 years' wholesale industry experience and during his time at PEAC, he held the role of intermediary channel director where he managed its broker relationships, providing both standard financing products, as well as wholesale and block discounting facilities.

Eamonn Pearson will be responsible for block bridging and brings with him 30 years’ financial services experience. Prior to joining Aldermore, he held the role of client engagement manager at Investec within its banking for business team, providing working capital solutions for SMEs.

Mick Barber said:I am excited by the opportunities this new role brings and having the chance to contribute to the bank’s growth. I look forward to building on previous successes and using my industry experience to develop new relationships, as well as further enhancing existing ones.”

Eamonn Pearson, commented:Helping companies expand their current client reach is the type of work I thrive on being involved in. This opportunity, coupled with the prospect of working closely with more independent bridging finance companies, makes my new role an ideal fit for me. I very much look forward to contributing to the continued success of the bank.”

Lee Rhodes, commercial director, wholesale and structured finance at Aldermore, said: “The combined experience, knowledge and enthusiasm towards the leasing and wholesale markets from both Mick and Eamonn will be invaluable in helping us expand into new areas. We welcome them on board and I look forward to working closely with them, especially at such an exciting time for the bank.”