Nick Jones (pictured), commercial director at Roma Finance, is leaving the business after overseeing the specialist lender’s business and marketing strategy and delivering a 60% year-on-year uplift in new business.

Jones was tasked with creating a front-end operation by opening distribution, designing and implementing new internal structures and delivering the rebrand for the specialist lender.

Scott Marshall, managing director at Roma Finance, said: “Nick has had great success with us in a short period.

“Upon joining us Nick had three objectives, to rebrand us to a modern and dynamic business, enhance distribution and ensure we were structured to achieve our ambitious plans.

“Nick achieved all of this inside of 12 months and whilst we are sad to see him leave, the legacy he has left us with will enable us to continue to strive forward and continue to scale.”

Jones added: “I just want to say thank you to Roma Finance for a superb opportunity where I got to lead the recent rebrand, re-position Roma as a leading short and medium-term lender, whilst designing and embedding a structure that enables their ambitious growth.

“I wish the team all the absolute best for the future, it’s going to be exciting and I look forward to watching the journey develop.”