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The Team

Sonia Shortland, Director

Sonia manages the day-to-day activity and underwrites all bridging loans for Apex while building strong relationships and expanding its network of specialist brokers, solicitors and partners. With 15 years of experience in the property sector, Sonia has previously worked as a valuer and negotiator for a cash buying company and as an independent mortgage and insurance broker for several national financial services organisations.

Simon Godber, Lending Manager

Simon works as Apex’s lending manager underwriting and organising loan applications. He previously worked at HBSC Bank where he coached staff in delivering outstanding customer service and where he secured a number of financial qualifications including those in anti-money laundering and fraud prevention.

Sarah Barker, Underwriter

Sarah joined Apex in 2016 as Lending Administrator helping the team improve on existing procedures and systems. Now promoted to the position of Underwriter, she is underwriting and organising loan applications. Sarah has a wealth of experience in Administration and is professional but approachable, she is looking forward to forging new broker relationships.

Mike Elliot, Director

Mike started out as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte before moving into entrepreneurial business at an early stage.  His experience is a blend of financial and commercial expertise and joined Apex in 2013, taking on combined financial and general management roles.

Simon Blunt

Simon Blunt, Managing Director

Simon is Managing Director of Apex Bridging. He has 30 years’ experience in running his own businesses in the property and mortgage sector including founding Mortgage Advice Bureau, one of the UK’s largest Mortgage Networks which has recently listed on AIM.

Paul Wann, Business Development Manager

Paul is our Business Development Manager and is responsible for developing new and existing relationships with brokers, partners and professional introducers. As a former mortgage broker, he understands the need for a reliable and fast service and is your first port of call on new cases or to answer any queries you may have.  Paul prides himself on being responsive and approachable and with over 15 years experience in the property sector he has worked in both financial services and property trading for large and recognisable national firms.

Audrey Green, Business Development Manager

Audrey works as Apex’s Business Development Manager visiting and building connections with brokers across the country, along with underwriting loan applications. Her background as an ex director of a local Building Society provides invaluable experience of lending.  Prior to that Audrey spent many years as a valuer in a national Estate Agency chain and has extensive experience in property.  Being CeMap qualified and having a regulated background provides further depth to her knowledge. 

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