Press release – Wednesday 8th March 2023

Envelop, one of the UK’s leading packaging partners, has continued it’s 2023 recruitment campaign with the appointment of Matthew Clarke as head of sales.

Matthew has worked within financial services for over 8 years. He joins the growing Envelop team from Dynamo where he held the position of mortgage manager for the past three years. Prior to that, he was a senior mortgage consultant within the same firm and began his career as a customer representative at Nationwide Building Society.

His new role involves developing a comprehensive sales and distribution strategy, in addition to managing Envelop’s internal and external sales team. He will also be engaging with key partners to support them in maximising opportunities across the specialist mortgage markets.

Envelop, formerly known as First 4 Bridging (F4B), rebranded 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:

“Business levels over recent months have exceeded our expectations and sectors such as bridging finance and the second charge arena have led the way in bolstering volumes with some extremely high value cases being completed, and more in the pipeline.

“It’s vital that we find new ways to help our intermediary partners to better engage with the specialist markets, and Matthew will prove an integral force in this process from both a strategic and practical perspective.”

Matthew Clarke, Head of Sales at Envelop, added:

Envelop is a highly progressive company whose history and reputation throughout the industry meant that this represented an unmissable opportunity for me.

“There is a huge amount of potential on offer across the specialist markets and I relish the challenge of helping our sales team and intermediary partners to successfully tap into these opportunities.”


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