Alternative lending specialist, ThinCats has announced a senior hire to cover the East Midlands region.

Mark Tunley joins ThinCats as Origination Manager, East Midlands, as ThinCats gears up for its next period of growth, and after the company announced a £200m funding programme in conjunction with its parent company, ESF Capital.

Tunley oins ThinCats after 32 years at Natwest and RBS; the last 21 years spent in business development across the Midlands. Most recently, he has been Business Development Director in asset based lending, working with small and medium sized businesses in the East and West Midlands. This followed 17 years as a Business Development Director in commercial banking, working with SMEs throughout Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Damon Walford, CDO at ThinCats, added: “It’s a real coup for ThinCats to be able to welcome someone of the stature of Mark – a true professional, who knows the funding landscape in the East Midlands inside out.”