This week’s London appointments | Bdaily

This week’s round up of London appointments includes Lombard Asset Finance, Blink and Browne Jacobson. Read on to find out more.

Danny Haywood and Suzanne Burton, Lombard Asset Finance

Lombard Asset Finance has appointed Danny Haywood as a new relationship director in its Leisure Marine team to bolster its position in the leisure marine finance market. A former relationship director at NatWest working in the leisure, healthcare and education sectors, Danny boasts more than 25 years of experience.

Based in Southampton, he joins the existing team of Gareth Haynes and Suzanne Burton, who have a demonstrated history in securing asset finance and guiding customers through the registration and purchasing of motor and sailing yachts.

Suzanne Burton, who has worked at Lombard for almost 12 years, has also been promoted to Senior Relationship Manager and will continue her work supporting and facilitating deals, as well as taking responsibility for the team’s unit stocking finance division.

Danny, who has held various roles within the NatWest Group since 1997, said: “Lombard’s Leisure Marine finance team is hugely ambitious and recent appetite changes to accommodate larger vessels up to 50m in length with a view to growing the business over the coming months and years, mean so it’s an exciting time to have joined.

Stephen Brewer, head of specialist sectors at Lombard, added: “We’re thrilled to have Danny join the team at what is an extremely exciting time for the leisure marine industry. He brings a wealth of experience in large-scale commercial lending, and I know he’ll be a great addition.”

Sam Lowenstein, Blink

Enterprise communications platform for frontline workers, Blink, has announced Sam Lowenstein has joined as chief of staff. Sam is the youngest executive to join Blink. He will play a key role in providing strategy, governance, and efficiency to the business.

Sam joins Blink’s executive team as it looks to achieve its goals, including the doubling of Blink’s workforce and the relocation of its headquarters. Following his first-class graduation from Durham University and NYU School of Law, Sam practised as one of North America’s youngest New York attorneys before pivoting to the tech world.

He was former chief of staff and the first hire for Fygo, a social shopping and rewards platform for Gen Z and businesses, and supported the business through two investment rounds and as it grew to a team of 30.

Sam commented, “I’m eager to contribute to Blink’s mission to build a world where the largest global workforce of nearly 2 billion frontline workers can meaningfully and regularly engage with and are heard by their employer.

“Blink has already made a dramatic difference to the lives of so many, and following its Series A, we’re in a great position to scale. My goal is to accelerate Blink’s global revenue growth, increase internal effectiveness, and assist our leaders to hit their lofty goals.”

Sean Nolan, founder and CEO of Blink, added: “With Sam on board as Chief of Staff to support our business strategy and our recent appointment of Simon White as a new VP of People, we have a phenomenal team in place to grow Blink fast.”

Declan Cushley and Susan Voice, Browne Jacobson

Partner and head of commercial and intellectual property Declan Cushley (pictured above) has been re-appointed to lead the firm’s 108-strong London office. Partner Susan Voice has been appointed deputy head.

Declan Cushley is a leading intellectual property specialist, advising clients on a variety of brand and intellectual property issues, providing advice to clients on IP strategy, brand protection, IP development and exploitation.

Commercial property partner Susan Voice has nearly 15 years’ experience in commercial property law, acting for a broad range of clients including high street and luxury retailers, art galleries (including overseas exhibitors) and charities.

Her extensive experience includes acting on landlord and tenant matters, disposals, acquisitions, lending and refinance of retail sites (high street stores, retail parks and shopping centres), office buildings and development projects.

Declan said: “I am delighted to be re-appointed head of London and, along with Susan, will look to build on the success of the office over the last few years.

“Our London office plays an important strategic role in the long term growth of our business. It has consistently delivered excellent performance and plays a key strategic role in serving our client’s needs, especially as more and more have an increasingly international focus.”


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