Hema Patel joins Hodge as new business development manager

Hodge has appointed Hema Patel as the new business development manager for the north of England and Scotland.

Before joining Hodge, Hema worked in various roles at Key Group, including as a business development manager for More2Life and Key Partnerships, for more than 13 years.

Hema will support brokers in the north of England and Scotland with Hodge products and applications, as well as educating them on the market and opportunities within it.

Hema said: “It was not an easy decision to leave Key Group after working there so long, but Hodge’s reputation as a responsible and innovative lender attracted me to the role, as well as knowing that I would be working with an experienced and knowledgeable team.

“I can’t wait to really make a difference to brokers in the North of England and Scotland and introduce those new to the bank, to all that Hodge has to offer.”

Emma Graham, business development director at Hodge, said of Hema’s appointment: “We’re delighted to welcome Hema to the team. She brings with her not only a wealth of experience, but also an enthusiasm and determination to support brokers in the specialist mortgage space.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Hodge and I’m so pleased Hema is here to strengthen the team and help us reach our ambitious targets for 2022.”