Specialist lender Together has announced that it is focusing on growth in the corporate lending market by significantly expanding its corporate relationships team with a series of senior appointments.

The new appointments include Sonia Mann and Andrew Fouli who join as Corporate Relationship Directors in the Midlands and London respectively.

Mann brings more than 20 years’ experience in business development – most recently with Santander’s asset finance arm having also worked for RBS and Barclays in the past. Fouli, whose banking career spans more than 30 years, joins from Cynergy Bank – formerly Bank of Cyprus UK – where he worked as a banking support manager.

Geoff Walton and Kathy Murphy Hunter have been appointed support managers as the business continues with its ambitious growth strategy. Both Walton and Hunter join Together from Lloyds Banking Group, where Geoff was previously associate relationship director, and Kathy was the commercial finance regional manager’s assistant. Both will report to Andrew Charnley.

Andrew Charnley said “I am delighted to welcome Sonia, Andrew, Geoff and Kathy to the team. They bring with them exceptional experience, knowledge, ambition and drive to help us deliver our aspirations to be the number one choice for corporate finance in this market.”

“Their appointments clearly signal our intentions to grow the business even more in the near future and to support businesses and their advisers with lending solutions tailored to their needs and delivered in an efficient and timely manner.”