Emma Ross, Phil Gray, and Dean Thomson of Watts Commercial Finance

WATTS Commercial Finance has expanded its UK presence with the exciting opening of their Scotland office and the appointment of two Scotland based Commercial Managers.

Alongside the appointment of two stalwarts in the banking industry – Emma Ross and Dean Thomson – the move also fills a niche in the Scottish commercial finance market and brings the multi-award winning Watts Commercial brand to the heart of Scotland.

Commenting on the announcement, Phil Gray, Managing Director of Watts Commercial Finance said: “It’s a very exciting time for us here at Watts with the appointment of Emma Ross and Dean Thomson as well as opening our new Scottish office. While we already have a presence in Glasgow and Edinburgh, this is a huge step in the growth of our business in response to the increasing demands of all our Scottish clients including those in the Borders, the Islands and the more rural areas of the country.

I am delighted to welcome Dean and Emma to the team as our newest Commercial Managers. Both are extremely knowledgeable of the industry and the Scottish finance market, and I am confident that they will both successfully provide our award-winning service.”

Emma Ross added; “Having spent the last 13 years with HSBC and First Direct and holding the customer award for outstanding contribution to the business banking team, I am buzzing to be working with the best commercial brokerage in the UK. To be given the opportunity to head up the Scotland office with Dean Thomson is an absolute privilege and I know our determination will make team Scotland extremely successful.

I look forward to working in the country I love and helping businesses grow. I also look forward to being able to say ‘YES’ to my customers more often and forging life-long relationships with a wealth of lenders and introducers along the way.”

Dean Thomson commented; “To become part of an already established market leader in the commercial finance industry and being part of the Watts family is an extremely exciting opportunity for both Emma and myself. This move will build upon my expertise of helping business owners with their aspirations, whilst offering a whole-of-market experience to an extended customer base across the country.

“Watts are the best at what they do and it was no surprise to learn that they recently won the coveted B&C Broker of the Year Award and Moneyfacts Best Commercial Mortgage Introducer Award for a third consecutive year. My aim is to replicate and grow this reputation here in Scotland, ensuring that business owners receive the best level of advice and support to achieve their true potential.

“Both Emma and I look forward to working alongside Phil and the team and bringing their successful formula to a very vibrant Scottish market.”