Press release – Friday 2 June 2023
Envelop, one of the UK’s leading packagers and networks, has announced two promotions within its senior management team to fill the newly created positions of managing director and head of operations.
Donna Wells has been appointed managing director at Envelop. She has been a director at the firm for the past 11 years and, in her new role, will be responsible for planning, controlling and overseeing all business operations.
New head of operations Georgie Martin, having previously held the position of executive assistant, will work closely with the sales support team to manage the firms processing/administrative performance. This includes actions across the network, compliance and specialist lending.
These roles will extend across Envelop’s specialist packaging and network arms. The new structure follows a strategic internal review and implementation of improved systems and processes to better align sales and support practices across all areas of the business.
Envelop bolstered its senior management team in March 2023 with the addition of Matthew Clarke as head of sales.
Myles Williams, CEO at Envelop, commented:
“As a business, we have to ensure that we continue evolving in terms of how we work and how we better support and identify new areas of growth for our introducers and our network members. Donna and Georgie have already demonstrated their huge value to the business. They are fully deserving of their new roles and responsibilities and will prove integral in driving forward both the packaging and network arms of the business.”
Donna Wells, Managing Director at Envelop, said:
“I’m excited to make the step up to become the managing director at Envelop and to deliver some ambitious targets that we have in mind across the business.
“Despite obvious challenges facing a variety of borrowers and lenders, I’m hugely optimistic regarding the future of the intermediary mortgage market. Especially when it comes to the specialist markets and when it comes to adding value for new and existing introducers and ARs across the UK.”
Georgie Martin, Head of Operations at Envelop, added:
“This represents a great opportunity to tap into my previous network experience and knowledge of the mortgage market to fine-tune how we support and better service the ever-changing needs of our introducers and ARs going forward.”
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Notes to editors
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
About The Envelop Network
Originally launched as the F4B Network in February 2021 – before rebranding to The Envelop Network in September 2022 – it was created following demand from introducers who had previously benefitted from the vast expertise of its packaging partner – First 4 Bridging (now Envelop) – across the specialist lending markets.
The Envelop network continues to assemble a wide-ranging panel consisting of mainstream, buy-to-let, specialist, short-term and later life finance providers. It also offers access to an array of protection and GI providers, full compliance support and a tech package consisting of features such as remote file checking, CRM system, research tools and a comprehensive PI insurance package.
The Envelop Network invests heavily in the development process and in growing with its members. It provides the perfect platform for ARs to multiply their profits whilst benefiting from enhanced security and specialist guidance, in addition to offering complete transparency from a cost perspective.