Gary Bailey departs Hope Capital
Gary Bailey, managing director at Hope Capital, has announced his departure from the bridging finance lender.
Prior to Bailey joining Hope Capital in January 2019, he spent one and a half years with his own consultancy in both the regulated and unregulated lending sectors, after leaving Together following 20 years as their sales director.
Gary Bailey said: “I am proud of my contribution to the current and future success of Hope Capital. I’m delighted that I leave Hope Capital with a great brand, excellent service, progressive infrastructure, and strong values. The innovative proposition and outstanding diversified product range, with more to come shortly, places them in a strong market leading position to grow even further”.
“With Hope Capital having substantial long term, committed funding, Hope Capital’s future is exciting and no doubt it will continue its successful trajectory. I have had the privilege of helping build, mentor and work with a great team, who live the company values, and I’d like to thank them all for their support. I’m truly looking forward to seeing the success of their onward journey.
“On a personal note, I’d like to thank Jonathan for this opportunity, it has been a privilege to work with him and the rest of the Board”.
Jonathan Sealey, CEO at Hope Capital, added: “Gary joined us to develop and execute a business growth strategy. Despite the economic and market challenges over the past three years, he has kept us focussed, introduced insightful data analysis and transformed the business, enabling us to react to the unprecedented challenges with great success.
“During his time, we have introduced a range of colleague benefits, secured our largest ever distribution, a record performing loan book, and now he leaves us with the strongest ever-increasing business pipeline that we have had in our 11-year history. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Gary, he has succeeded in putting in place everything required to bring the business to this pre-determined point. Hope can now confidently drive forward with the rest of the plan. His support and direction leaves Hope Capital in a great position to continue this growth.”
So, what lies ahead for the future, Bailey continued: “Moving forward, I have no specific plans, at this time. I will look at opportunities as they arrive. With over 30 years’ experience in Specialist Lending, I have a wealth of transferable skills, knowledge and experience, across both the unregulated and regulated lending sectors, helping to guide businesses through periods of change, development and growth, whilst delivering excellent service and quality customer outcomes. So, I’m really looking forward to having positive conversations with business leaders who feel they can utilise my transferable skills and experience, helping to provide direction for a business to achieve its potential”.