Press release – Thursday 30h March 2023

Envelop, one of the UK’s leading packaging partners, has further bolstered its sales support team with the addition of Neil Nisbet as business development manager (BDM) for the Midlands.

Neil has over 13 years’ experience working within financial services, with his previous two roles seeing him amass extensive knowledge and understanding of specialist property funding and commercial finance.

He joins Envelop from Meriden Financial Planning Limited where he spent 2 and a half years as a commercial finance specialist, prior to that he was head of commercial finance at Prosperity Wealth Limited for almost 4 years. Neil began his career at Barclays Bank where he held the position of relationship manager for 7 years.

His new role involves strengthening existing, and forging new, specialist lending relationships to further extend Envelop’s business links across his designated region. He will also be tasked with building supplementary distribution channels in addition to developing and supporting intermediary partners across Envelop’s extensive lending panel.

Envelop recently appointed Matthew Clarke as head of sales and Ashley Bailey as a BDM for the North as the firm embarks upon ambitious growth plans following its recent rebrand.

The rebrand from First 4 Bridging (F4B) to Envelop took place in September 2022 to reflect the growing level of enquiries involving complex residential transactions, buy-to-let, second charge, commercial term loans and development finance.

Donna Wells, Director at Envelop, commented:

“Our rebrand and extensive presence across the specialist mortgage markets continues to help us attract some highly talented and ambitious individuals, and Neil is yet another integral component in the formation of a highly dynamic sales and support team.

“This is a team which will help us deliver even stronger levels of service to our growing band of introducers and in meeting the lofty business targets that we set ourselves moving into 2023.”

Neil Nisbet, Business Development Manager, Midlands at Envelop, added:

“I’m extremely excited to be joining an established and forward-thinking business which has such a strong reputation across the industry. The opportunity was too good to miss, and I will relish working alongside the directors, new head of sales Matthew Clarke and various colleagues throughout the business to deliver a first-class service for our valued clients and introducers.”


For further information please contact:

Scott Philipson, Flatcap Communications – Tel: 07786 226520;

Steve Swyny, Commercial Director at Envelop – Tel: 01784 819819

Notes to editors

About Envelop

Envelop was formerly known as First 4 Bridging (F4B). With its extensive market knowledge and close relationships with specialist lenders, Envelop is one of the UK’s leading packagers operating in the UK specialist lending market.

Envelop’s success has been founded on its reputation for speed, flexibility and service excellence. Over the past 20 years, it has built strong relationships with intermediaries such as mortgage brokers and independent financial advisers. As a result, many now consider Envelop to be an important specialist extension of their business.

Envelop offers a range of introducers – such as advisers, intermediaries, accountants, lawyers, architects, auction houses – a forensic knowledge of lender procedures which enables them to always find a solution for the client, however complex their needs.

The packager arranges solutions for:

•           Residential Finance

•           Commercial Finance

•           Development Finance

•           Specialist Buy-to-Let Mortgages

•           Homeowner Loans

•           Bridging Finance