Need a BDM?

If you are a broker with a case to discuss, contact our Intermediaries Team today. Depending on which area of the country your client is based, we have a team member that can help.

Or if you simply want to check criteria, or timescales then the team back in the office are at the end of a phone.

Chris Blewitt

Head of Intermediary Distribution

Phone: 07508 208 677
Email: cblewitt@darlington.co.uk

I started with the Society as Branch Manager, then Mortgage Advisor, Business Development Manager before moving into my Head of Intermediaries role in December 2020.

I enjoy nothing more than supporting brokers with their tricky cases but also helping them grow their own businesses through niche lending opportunities.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my family and you can often find me shouting on the side-lines coaching the Darlington FC Youth team!

Sarah Rose

Business Development Manager

North England and Scotland

Phone: 07583 318 331
Email: srose@darlington.co.uk

I have been with Darlington Building Society for 7 years, starting in the post-completion side of the mortgage journey, before moving on to underwriting and telephone business development and now my field business development role.

I enjoy working with our broker partners and supporting them in placing their cases. I take great pride in knowing that the support I have offered has helped somebody purchase their dream home.

When I am not at work I enjoy socialising with my friends, taking long walks with my dog and soaking up the sunshine somewhere sunny.

Amanda Smith

Business Development Manager

Midlands and East Anglia

Phone: 07538 173 167
Email: asmith@darlington.co.uk

I previously worked for Clydesdale Bank as a Relationship Manager and before that, I worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest, and have nearly 20 years’ experience as a BDM in the Midlands.

I enjoy building relationships with brokers, and establishing news ones. I pride myself in offering support and excellent service to brokers, and helping them with their more complex cases.

In my spare time I enjoy nights out with my friends and spending quality time with my family.

Tim Vigeon

Associate Business Development Manager

London and South East

Phone: 07432 265 978
Email: tvigeon@darlington.co.uk

I have worked in Financial Services for over 30 years starting at Nationwide Building Society, and most recently 7 years at Buckinghamshire Building Society where I was Head of Lending.

I enjoy helping brokers find outcomes for their customers where mainstream lenders “fear to tread!” My role is all about building relationships and helping brokers grow their business. I am here to help, support and listen to brokers so we can work together for the best solution for the customer.

In my spare time you will find me working on project garden! Which is slowly coming to fruition but think it will be like painting the 4th Bridge i.e. you never quite finish it! I also enjoy spending time in the New Forest – walking along the sea front or exploring the many pubs that it has to offer!

Please note: This section of our website is for use by FCA authorised intermediaries only. If you are a customer please refer to our mortgage section.

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