Meet the team

We are dedicated to building long-lasting partnerships with our brokers and their clients. We believe in hiring passionate people and giving them opportunities in an environment which they can grow and prosper. 

Deal Team

Here for you every step of the way to make your deals happen…

Oli Bland

Oli Bland

Director of Lending

D: 0117 303 8844

As our Head of Lending Oli is responsible for making sure deals progress smoothly. Oli has worked as both a broker and a lender so knows how to structure deals that’ll get the job done without fuss.

Childhood ambition:

Heather Hancock

Heather Hancock

Senior Lending Manager

D: 0117 303 8843

Heather is usually responsible for creating the terms of the deals and has over 11 years of experience in the role. She works closely with our clients and always goes the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with the terms.

Childhood ambition: Barrister
Agne Januolyte

Agnė Januolyte​

Lending Manager

D: 0117 303 8840

Agne joined Black & White as an underwriter with several years’ experience in property finance. She is also currently studying Economic Engineering and enjoys complex cases where she can apply some of her theoretical knowledge.

Childhood ambition: Lawyer
Jess Caton

Jess Caton

Lending Manager

D: 0117 303 8842

Jess has recently joined the team at Black & White to enhance her skills within our busy lending team. Her experience within the sector will be invaluable and she will help the business to write more loans so we can grow. 

Childhood ambition: The Queen or a vet

Sales & Relationships

This team exist to bring your broker enquiry to life and ensure your client has the best chance to obtain funding

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Danny Power

Director of Business Development

D: 07565 151404

Danny brings an incredible amount of bridging sector knowledge and experience to the team, having worked in the industry for many years in various companies. Danny is here to broaden our introducer base and build strong relationships with brokers.  

Childhood ambition: Manchester United footballer

Adam Tyler

Adam Tyler

Director of Intermediaries

D: 0117 303 8847

Adam is extremely well known and respected across the industry having dedicated the last 30 years to specialist finance. His role as Director of Intermediaries will utilise his ability to connect brokers with optimum funding solutions for their clients. 

Childhood ambition: Pilot

David McCarthy

David McCarthy

Relationship Manager

D: 07388 121702

In his role as Relationship Manager, David generates and manages business lending enquiries through a national network of brokers. He understands what brokers need in order to fulfil whatever their client’s requirement may be. 

Childhood ambition: Fireman 

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Magnus Duke Dadzie

Relationship Director

D: 07956 329292

Magnus brings plenty of experience into his role as Relationship Director, having worked in various business development positions within specialist finance. His bright personality ensures he build trusting relationships with brokers. 

Childhood ambition: Business Owner

Finance Team

Looking after your borrower post-completion…

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Brett Du Preez

Financial Controller
                             D: 0117 937 4333   

As a financial controller, Brett is responsible for managing all the day-to-day accounting operations – billing, cost accounting, accounts payable and receivable and other  . 


Childhood ambition: Computer Programmer

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Lee Carling

Servicing & Recoveries Consultant
                            D: 0117 457 7330


Working in servicing and recoveries, Lee looks after loans that are experiencing problems and creates solutions in order to help clients to manage the situation positively for all parties. 


Childhood ambition: Play for Manchester United 

Sophie Organ

Sophie Organ

Finance Assistant
                            D: 0117 303 8845


Working in our finance department, Sophie deals with everything post-completion, compliance agreements and all drawdowns. She has over 15 years of expertise and always puts the client experience first.


Childhood ambition:


Marketing & People

Keeping you in the loop on everything at Black & White…

Matt Horton

Matt Horton

Marketing & Communications Manager

D: 07852 271220

Matt heads up our marketing here at Black & White. He joined the team to help build the Black & White brand. With a number of years experience in design, marketing and specialist finance, Matt hopes to make a splash with his work and keep our audiences engaged. 

Childhood ambition: Footballer

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Saloni Apte

Office & People Administrator

D: 0117 303 8915

Saloni is originally from Mumbai, and we are delighted to be offering her first full-time role in the UK since she has completed her Management degree at the University of Bath. Saloni is keen to enhance her career in Human Resources starting at Black & White Bridging. 

Childhood ambition: Classical Indian Dancer


Here to listen and ensure the delivery of truly transparent lending with no grey areas…

Martyn Smith

Martyn Smith

Managing Director

D: 0117 303 8849

Martyn deals with the day to day running of Black & White across all departments. With over 40 years of industry experience, he brings stalwart leadership to Black & White.

Childhood ambition: F1 Driver
Damien Druce

Damien Druce

Commercial Director

D: 0117 303 8912

Damien leads Black & White Bridging in support of Martyn and has been in the industry for over 15 years and has always been people first; whether it’s a broker, a borrower or a member of the team.

Childhood ambition: Man Utd Player
Naeem Tabassum

Naeem Tabassum​

Finance Director

D: 0117 303 8910

With over 15 years’ experience in bridging, Naeem is responsible for the smooth running of our finance team, who ensure the timely completion of loans and all matters thereafter, including broker payments and further drawdowns.

Childhood ambition: Pilot

Want to join our team?

We are always on the lookout for new talent, so send us your CV to and let us know what you’ve got to offer. We promise we will get back to you.