The White Rose Finance management team

White Rose Finance Group is managed and staffed by a group of committed professionals with an exceptional range of skills and business experience. With collective business experience of over 200 years and providing services as we do to a broad range of small to medium sized enterprises, our clients can be assured that there are very few (if any) situations our team have not encountered. Please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate member of our management team for an informal discussion on your funding requirement.

Geoff Wilson

Geoff Wilson (Managing Partner)

Commercial, Development and Asset Finance

Geoff has over 25 years experience working in major asset funding in the Telecommunications, IT and general business environment. Prior to founding the White Rose Group in 2004 Geoff was European MD for US Technology group iPass Inc. and prior to that held senior management roles with Global One, BT and GEC.

Since the mid 90's Geoff has successfully completed a number of high value residential property development projects and brings significant knowledge to the underwriting of such projects. Interests away from work include photography, ecology based travel, natural history and all sports particularly golf and football.

Email Geoff: gwilson@whiterosefinance.com

David Fine

David Fine

Business Development and Partner Support Manager

David graduated from University of Manchester with a Bsc Hons degree in Management in 1993. Combining work, and travel with a desire to be immersed and learn from other cultures David has lived and managed businesses in Hong Kong and Europe, speaking fluent Spanish, basic Japanese, French and Hebrew.

David has worked for a high street bank in the UK as well as a number of private finance businesses and is currently back and residing in the UK for the last three years. His lifelong interest revolves around art, both collecting and painting.
David is also head of bridging finance for the practice taking a whole of market approach to status and non-status lending.

E-mail David: dfine@whiterosefinance.com

Harry Hoy

Harry Hoy

Associate Partner - Property Development Finance

A Londoner by birth Harry is now just about an adopted Yorkshireman having attended Leeds University and living in Yorkshire for the last 30 years. A Chartered Mining and Minerals Engineer by profession Harry has worked all over the world on major mining and civil engineering projects, the largest of which being the multi billion £ Selby mining complex in North Yorkshire. Harry joined White Rose Group as an Associate Partner at it's inception in 2004 and has an expanding portfolio of clients whom he supports on a broad range of property development and refurbishment projects.

Harry has a passion for travel and regularly visits the game parks of South Africa and his holiday retreat in Northern France, he is also a sports fanatic with a particular interest in Golf, Rugby and Football.

E-mail Harry: hhoy@whiterosefinance.com

Stuart Woodward

Stuart Woodward

Associate Partner- Commercial Mortgage Funding

With over 35 years experience in the brewing business there's not much that Stuart doesn't know about pubs and how to run them! Joining the White Rose Group in 2006 having retired from the Coors group where he held the position of Facilities Director, a role which saw him manage and then ultimately oversee the disposal of Bass Taverns to organisations such as Enterprise and Punch.

Stuart handles the Commercial and Business Mortgage applications for our clients and offers a wealth of practical business knowledge to anyone running or aspiring to own a business. Stuart handles the company’s relationship with over 40 mainstream and specialist Commercial lenders and prides himself on driving the very best bargain possible on behalf of his clients. Away from work interests include golf, fine wines and doting on his recently arrived first grandchild.

E-mail Stuart : swoodward@whiterosefinance.com

Stuart Anderson

Stuart Anderson

Associate Partner - Residential and Regulated Mortgages

Stuart is a qualified and highly experienced residential mortgage broker having held senior positions as a compliance officer with Sesame, one of the major UK mortgage networks. Stuart joined the White Rose Team as an Associate Partner in February 2009. Away from work Stuart enjoys most sports, natural history and helping to preserve the wildlife in the Vale of York.

E-mail Stuart : sanderson@whiterosefinance.com

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Associate Partner - Factoring and Invoice Finance

Peter is a new recruit to the White Rose team (Sept. 09) having recently completed a 38 year career with a High Street Bank in a variety of Management roles. In 2004 Peter moved away from mainstream banking to take up a role in Invoice Finance as Relationship Manager for a high quality portfolio of Invoice Discounting clients. He has developed an excellent understanding and experience of this increasingly important element of the financial industry. He is particularly aware of the very diverse nature of the various Factoring Companies, many of which have individual strengths and niches. Peter is therefore in a very strong position to find the best deal for the individual needs of our Invoice Finance Clients.

Peter is a “dyed in the wool” Yorkshire man having been born in Leeds and has lived most of his life in “God’s County”. He has an interest in all thing sporting and keeps himself fit with Golf, running and long distance walking.

E-mail Peter : probinson@whiterosefinance.com

Simon Corp

Simon Corp

Associate Partner

With a degree in Residential Development Simon offers White Rose Group clients over 18 years experience in the affordable housing sector. This time includes 12 years working at senior management level for a number of major Housing Associations / RSL’s in the Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire and London areas. For the last 5 years Simon has operated an independent consultant advising developers on affordable housing policy, values and assisting the team to facilitate successful deals between developers and Housing Associations / Registered Social Landlords in all areas of the UK

Joining the White Rose Team as an Associate Partner in early 2010 Simon provides affordable housing viability reports using the Economic Appraisal Toolkit, negotiating the terms of Section 106 agreements on behalf of developers and advising on affordable housing specification, procedures and procurement.

Away from work Simon is kept busy with his young family and when time allows his hobbies include Classic Cars , Politics and trying to get to grips with the game of Golf.

E-mail Simon: scorp@whiterosefinance.com

Jonathan Woodcock

Jonathan Woodcock

Associate Partner - French Residential and Commercial Funding

Information coming soon...

E-mail Jonathan: jwoodcock@whiterosefinance.com


Barry Mead

Barry Mead

Office Administration Manager and Partner Support

A chartered Industrial Chemist by profession Barry has spent much of his working life in such exotic locations as the Bahamas and the America's. Returning to the UK in the mid 90's Barry held a senior apointment in the UK Chemical Industry based in the York area. Tempted to try his hand in the Finance business Barry joined the White Rose Group in 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of the company's Administration, IT, Client Database and general smooth running of the office.

Away from work Barry still has the travel bug and he and wife Anne like to visit more exotic locations whenever possible. He is also very keen on cooking and growing his own vegetables.

E-mail Barry : bmead@whiterosefinance.com

Lesley Wilson

Lesley Wilson

Accounts and Payroll Manager

Joining the group at it's inception in 2004 Lesley is responsible for ensuring everyone gets paid which seems to make her a popular person in the office with staff and suppliers alike!

Lesley is also a qualified and practicing Human Givens Counsellor and Life Coach and manages her very hectic schedule with consummate ease. This also includes her other passion in life – animals, owning 2 horses, 2 dogs and a cat which all demand regular attention and TLC.

E-mail Lesley: lesley@whiterosefinancecom

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