Meet the team

Business Development Managers - lending

Stephen Christmas

Stephen Christmas

BDM - South East

Stephen covers the South East region supporting brokers. Previously he worked in residential Real Estate helping clients find their dream home before joining Octopus in 2017.

Chris Timms

Chris Timms

Head of Northern Region

Chris heads up the northern region from our Manchester office, looking after key accounts. He brings over ten years' experience in mortgage advice and business development. Chris joined us in 2018.

Alex Alexandrou

Alex Alexandrou

BDM - London

Alex looks after our London brokers. Previously he managed an estate agents and prior to that worked in foreign exchange. He joined Octopus Real Estate in 2016.

Sam Wisker

Sam Wisker

BDM - London

Sam looks after our London brokers and clients. He started with Octopus in 2015 as a graduate, having studied Economics and Management at the University of Bristol.

Doug Bowley

Doug Bowley

BDM - South Central

Doug covers the South Central region, supporting brokers. Previously he worked in foreign exchange, helping corporate clients, before joining us in 2017.

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews

Head of South Sales

Steve joined as Head of Buy to Let in 2018. He has managed the product line and fund relationships. He also manages a team of four business development managers across London and the South.

Oliver Porter

Oliver Porter

BDM - East

Oli looks after brokers in the East of England. He joined us in 2018, bringing a background in property finance.

Steven Bowes

Steven Bowes

BDM - North

Steven works with brokers in North England. Previously he worked for a smaller bridging company, before joining Octopus Real Estate in 2019.

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