Preston based equity release company opens new Fulwood offices

Posted on - 20th April, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Left to right: Kay Westgarth (Head of Sales – Standard Life Home Finance), Simon Thompson (Group CEO at Key Group), Scott Robertson (Standard Life Home Finance board member) and Steve Dodd (Director of Operations – Standard Life Home Finance).

Standard Life Home Finance opened their new office in Fulwood with a special guest.


The company were delighted to welcome David Burrowes (Chairman of the Equity Release Council) as they opened their new offices off Eastway.

The new office can cater for 200 staff members and highlights the significant growth potential for the lender.

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Simon Thompson (Group CEO of Key Group) and Scott Robertson (Standard Life Home Finance board member) joined Kay Westgarth (Head of Sales – Standard Life Home Finance) and Steve Dodd (Director of Operations – Standard Life Home Finance) in welcoming David as they opened Arkwright House.  Lorraine Cox (Member Relationship Manager at the Equity Release Council) also attended.

Scott Robertson, Standard Life Home Finance board member, said: “Having launched Standard Life Home Finance as part of a strategic partnership between Phoenix Group and Key Group at the end of 2021, we are delighted to be in a position to open the new offices in Arkwright House. 

“With space for over 200 colleagues, we’ve got plenty of room to grow as we look to build our profile as one of the leading lenders in this market.”

Simon Thompson, group CEO of Key Group, said: “Key Group now occupies the entire Midgery Court site and with plans to recruit more than 50 people before the end of May, we needed the space to facilitate this rapid expansion.

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“In the highly competitive later life lending market, the Group is going from strength to strength so we are delighted to open Arkwright House which will serve as the hub for Standard Life Home Finance. 

“We look forward to supporting the team as they look to build their position in the market.

David Burrowes, chairman of the Equity Release Council, said: “The Equity Release market lent over £4.8 billion last year and the early signs are that the market will continue to prosper and grow in 2022. 

“We welcome the work of organisations such as Standard Life Home Finance and Key Group who are focused on investing in the development of this market and providing opportunities for more people to benefit from using the equity tied up in their homes.”

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