Mortgages for Business appoints new finance director

Specialist broker Mortgages for Business has appointed William Grove as its new finance director.

Grove joins from Towergate where he spent 3 and a half years in a variety of roles, most recently as head of operational finance for its insurance broking division.

He takes over from Simon Whittaker who is moving up to become chief financial officer of the Property Business Group, the parent company of both Mortgages for Business and lending brand Keystone Property Finance, where he will focus on strategic opportunities.

Grove qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1991. Since then his career has spanned several industries including shipbroking and entertainment. Alongside accountancy, he has a career in The Army Reserves.

Whittaker said: “William is taking on the day-to-day operational responsibility for both finance and compliance. In particular, he will be looking for ways to improve efficiency. No doubt his army experience will come in handy as the business continues a period of rapid expansion.”

Grove added: “It’s certainly a demanding role but one to really get my teeth into. I have lots of experience of simplifying operations whilst businesses are undergoing change and growth so I’m looking forward to applying my skills and knowledge to this new challenge.”

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