Darren Willoughby – Managing Director

Darren Willoughby, Managing Director of 2XL Commercial

Darren Willoughby graduated in law before fighting off 12,000 candidates to join Lloyds TSB on their business and corporate graduate scheme. He then went onto become a business manager looking after a multitude of clients. Latterly he became the youngest business development manager in the bank and a constant top 20 performer nationally.

Since co-founding 2XL Commercial in 2007, he has continued to work with a wide variety of introducers across the North West and in 2010 established the East Midlands office, working with a multitude of professionally introduced clients as well as direct introductions.

Darren takes great pride in making deals happen and ensuring customers get the right funding solution at the best possible rate for his clients, whilst being kept informed of progress throughout the transaction.

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Tim Bamber – Managing Director

Tim Bamber, Managing Director

Prior to the establishment of 2XL Tim Bamber spent all his nearly 30 employed years in commercial banking in a number of roles including relationship management, credit, commercial banking team management and business development. He has extensive hands on experience in managing a wide range of commercial customers and the funding issues they face. He still gets immense satisfaction in assisting clients satisfy their funding needs and leading them from the start to finish of a transaction.

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Steve Brown – Director

Steve Brown, Director

Steve has extensive knowledge of the banking sector having worked in the industry for more than 26 years. He performed a variety of Relationship Management and Business Development roles within commercial banking including Regional Director for the whole of Yorkshire for one bank.

During this time he arranged funding for commercial clients of all sizes ranging from start-ups to ones with annual sales in excess of £100m. This has been across a plethora of sectors including, but not exclusively, healthcare, property – both investment and development, manufacturing, transport, hotels and leisure.

His experience means he is able to understand a client’s needs and place a funding request with the most appropriate lender to ensure the best possible outcome for a client. Clients are kept fully informed during the whole process. 

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Steve Lamb – Director

Steve Lamb, Director

Steve has joined 2xl Commercial after 36 years spent entirely with Lloyds Banking Group. During that time he undertook a number of Commercial roles in the SME market including relationship management, team management and business development.

Steve has built up a wealth of experience in providing funding solutions for customers in all sectors whilst ensuring that it is delivered in a way that the customer wants.

He is committed to combining these two key elements with finding the best possible pricing to ensure complete satisfaction for his clients.

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Iain Kirkland– Director

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Iain joins 2XL Commercial after 38 years service within the RBS Group working on both Nat West and RBS brands within the Greater Manchester area.

He has a proven track record for building strong relationships with SME businesses and Iain has considerable experience assisting business owners find a wide range of appropriate banking and funding solutions.

Iain is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. 

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