Cornerstone Finance Group has appointed John Maude to lead its Commercial Finance business in the Midlands region, marking a step in the company’s expansion strategy.

Maude, a seasoned finance professional from Stafford, will assume the role of Head of Commercial Finance (Midlands), tasked with driving growth in both the team and the client base.

John Maude & Kevin Morgan

With over 36 years of experience in business and commercial banking, Maude brings leadership skills and a strong track record in financial management to Cornerstone. His career includes significant roles at RBS, later NatWest, where he spent three decades in leadership, culminating in his recent position as Regional Managing Director for the Midlands, South West, and Wales, and subsequently Head of Business Banking Portfolio Management.

Maude said: “I am delighted to be joining Cornerstone Finance Group with the remit of building the business and establishing the brand as the number one commercial broker in the Midlands. Businesses across the Midlands are striving for growth, and Cornerstone has vast experience working with such clients to offer bespoke advice while finding solutions that are right for them.”

Maude’s appointment will enable Cornerstone Commercial Finance to extend its reach beyond Wales and the South West of England into the Midlands area, broadening the firm’s geographical footprint and service offerings, the company said in a press release.

Kevin Morgan, Managing Director of Cornerstone Commercial Finance, said: “John’s appointment marks a significant milestone for the Cornerstone business, and we are delighted to have him on board to lead the expansion in the Midlands. We have grown the business in Wales and the South West, and with John at the helm, we can offer Midland’s businesses a range of commercial lending solutions. John has a proven track record in financial management and business development that aligns with our strategy of providing bespoke solutions to our clients. We look forward to the valuable contributions he will make to the success of Cornerstone Finance Group and our clients.”

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