Meet the team

We have three client-facing executives, supported by a highly experienced team of staff:

  • Bernard Samuels
    Chairman

    Bernard is a highly experienced financier. Having disposed of his interest in a successful business in 1965, Bernard established BM Samuels. Initially he utilised his own funds and that of a small merchant bank to fund loans. As he extended his expertise in the market and developed a strong knowledge of the relevant legislation governing private lending, he was approached by his accountants to manage funds on behalf of clients, which led to the establishment of the syndicator model within BM Samuels which has been in operation since that very day. Bernard has an excellent reputation in the lending market.

  • Andrew Samuels
    Chief Executive

    Andrew was brought into the company in 1987 to support Bernard and to grow the business. The company has grown substantially over the last 30 years, both in terms of the size of the loan book and in terms of its client base.

  • Peter Bloom
    Principal Lending Director

    Peter is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of lending experience. This included a 10 year period as Lending Manager/Director at Leopold Joseph, a city based private bank. Peter has been with the company since 2005. He has assisted Andrew with the expansion of the group’s loan portfolio and the development of relationships with syndicate participants.

Whether you need to fund an auction purchase, a refurbishment or development, or simply to raise capital: