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Burnetts doubles Newcastle-based banking team


Author: Burnetts

Three recent appointments to the Burnetts Banking team double its size and offer lender clients the very best understanding of bank funding processes and decision making at a crucial time for the property sector.

Sarah Willshire was recently promoted into the new role as Head of Banking in Burnetts Property group and she is excited about the growth: “We’ve always emphasised our understanding of banking needs as a major advantage for clients working with Burnetts,” she says, “and the appointment of Karen Threadgill and Marc Caffrey, both from Lloyds Bank, strengthens this insight into the banking world and how it works. We’ve also brought in Emily Booth who combines banking and property knowledge.”

Marc has over 30 years of experience in the SME banking sector and he joins Burnetts as a Banking Consultant, based in the firm’s Newcastle office. Outside of work, Marc enjoys live music, most sports and travelling with his family and Wilf, the dog.

Karen joins as a Paralegal and has over 25 years of experience, most recently working with clients in the healthcare, agriculture and real estate sector.Based in the northeast as well, she enjoys walking her two dogs and socialising with friends and family.

The final recruit of the three is Emily Booth from Hartlepool who also joins as a Paralegal and brings experience in conveyancing and real estate-related legal work. Emily completed her degree at Northumbria University last year and is being supported by Burnetts to continue her studies on a part-time basis. She will then train with the firm to become a qualified solicitor.

“The rapid expansion of our Banking team brings a new dimension to our property-related services,” says Richard Miller, overall Head of Property at Burnetts.“By acting for lenders across the UK, we are servicing work on a national level and at the same time gaining in-depth knowledge from an ever-changing sector. We can then use this to our clients’ advantage when acting on property-related transactions whether those be in the agricultural, commercial or residential sectors.”

For further information on Burnetts' banking team, contact Sarah Willshire on 0191 3001833 or email

Pictured left to right Karen Threadgill, Marc Caffrey and Emily Booth.