Allica Bank has appointed Carly Nutkins (pictured) as mortgage operations manager.

Nutkins joins from Redwood Bank, bringing over 12 years of banking experience.

The bank has also announced that it will be growing its business relationship management team by over 50% to help service the surge in demand from SMEs.

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Nick Baker, head of intermediaries at Allica Bank, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Carly to the team, she will drive the ‘engine room’ of commercial mortgage processing – ensuring a smooth, hassle-free application process.

“We’re also excited to be expanding the team further and are on the hunt for more talent to join our award-winning broker team.

“We’ve worked tirelessly to rapidly scale up Allica’s operations and deliver lending to support the high levels of demand in the market, brought to us by our broker partners.

“These three award wins are testament to the dedication and drive of the Allica team and all they’ve done to help businesses get the finance they need.”

This appointment comes as Allica recently won in three categories at the 2020 National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) Awards.

The broker community voted Allica their winner for ‘BDM Team of the Year’ and ‘Commercial Mortgage Lender of the Year’.

The NACFB also recognised Allica as Patron of the Year for the support provided to the industry.