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David has been arranging intelligent financial solutions on behalf of a variety of clients for many years. He started his career in accountancy before moving to Christie Finance in 2000. He was fundamental in the development of Christie Finance as the leading business mortgage broker in Scotland. Having previously covered our Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester offices, David now heads up our UK mortgage operation.
As a Director of Christie Finance with many years’ experience in the commercial finance markets, David’s advisory services are widely sought-after by first-time buyers and existing business operators alike, for business purchase, expansion or re-finance.
David joined Christie Finance in 2001 and quickly established the Birmingham office as the top specialist commercial finance brokerage in the Midlands. His sphere of influence now extends to include our Nottingham office.
As a professionally qualified banker with many years of experience from his time at Barclays plc., David has a highly developed understanding of the complexities of businesses from corner stores to multi-unit group transactions. Reflecting the experience and valued added he brings to Christie Finance and of course to his clients, David was made a Director at Christie Finance in 2007.
With almost 20 years experience in senior front-line business banking and commercial broking experience gained across South West England and Wales, Gary brings some outstanding deal-making experience to the Christie Finance team. Gary has excellent and relevant trade sector experience from his time working at both Santander and Bank of Ireland.
A wealth of knowledge of the commercial finance arena allows Gary to offer tailored and intelligent financial solutions to clients looking for assistance when acquiring a business or refinancing an existing operation.
Adrian graduated with honours from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and promptly put his business and economics degree to good use in branch management with Abbey.
Having joined Christie Finance in November 2005, his undoubted knowledge and experience of the commercial mortgage market has benefited all of his clients in their plans to buy, expand or indeed, refinance their businesses.
Andrew Connelly started his career working for Clydesdale Bank (part of the National Australia Group along with Yorkshire Bank), where he gained experience in both customer care and service delivery.
He moved to Direct Line (later RBS) to work in the Insurance Retail sector, mostly in the Motor Insurance Division, assisting existing customers with their policies and growing the business to meet the new demands after the takeover and expansion under RBS Retail. After 9 years at RBS, he working in property management, dealing directly with clients and handling ongoing management and maintenance of a vast portfolio of properties throughout Glasgow.
Andrew joined Christie Finance as a Business Executive in July 2011.
Craig brings a huge amount of deal-making experience to the Christie Finance team in Scotland. Having spent a substantial proportion of his career to date in business development roles within the Specialist Property Finance division of Bank of Scotland and more latterly, at Barclays Commercial, Craig knows what makes a deal work in the current market.
Well known in the Scottish market, Craig’s clients also benefit from his wide range of professional contacts.
Further to cutting his teeth in the Corporate and Business Banking divisions of Bank of Scotland, Paul broadened his knowledge of our key markets in both the private and public sectors with Barclays Bank and with Yorkshire Forward. This valuable business banking experience means Paul is ideally placed to assist clients with their business aspirations, whether for business purchase, expansion or refinance.
Phil has many years experience in the commercial finance market. Coming from a business banking background, he also brings a wealth of experience of commercial finance broking in our specialist sectors. Based in Leeds and operating across the North of England, Phil is ideally placed with the knowledge and expertise to assist clients with their business purchase, expansion, or alternatively, the refinancing of their businesses.
Chris has over 15 years experience of banking and finance in London and The City. At Christie Finance, he has been providing his clients with intelligent financial solutions across our specialist market sectors, whether sole traders or multi-unit corporate operators. His expertise and success in our London and Enfield offices was duly recognized in 2010, when Chris was made a Director at Christie Finance.
Throughout his career, John has specialised in arranging commercial property finance across the retail, leisure and healthcare sectors.
After reading Economics at Leicester University, John joined Christie Finance in 1998 and spent 8 years securing finance for business owners and investors throughout the UK. This gave him considerable exposure to a variety of commercial property transactions, enabling him to establish valuable banking relationships, which ensured the most competitive deals were always negotiated for his clients.
John rejoined Christie Finance in 2011 and continues to provide intelligent funding solutions.
Nick has a wealth of commercial finance experience and is responsible for our activities across the Medical sector. With a nationwide role, he specialises in sourcing funding for Pharmacy, Dental, GP and Veterinary practices - typically instructed to raise debt to acquire single assets, portfolios and/or handling refinance propositions. Buyers and operators of these businesses, all across the UK, benefit enormously from Nick’s professional and common sense approach. It was no small reflection of his specialist sector knowledge and client care philosophy which led to him being made a Director of Christie Finance in 2010.
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