Buy-to-let mortgages
for intermediaries.

Meet the team

With a wealth of industry experience, our expert team are on hand to support you and your landlord clients. Get to know our BDMs below.

Jason Wilde

National Sales Manager

07525 325 411

[email protected]

My journey began in 2007 as a Business Development Manager. I now lead a team of 11 accomplished field-based BDMs as National Sales Manager at Paragon. Over the course of two decades in the property industry, I've cultivated a deep understanding of our sector. My focus has always been on facilitating smoother and more efficient mortgage processes, working alongside my dedicated team to help landlords and stakeholders.

If I had a superpower, it’d be…
Time travelling

An interesting fact about me
I was National Karate Champion for three years between the ages of 16 and 18.

Sam Debenham

Senior Business Development Manager

Tel: 07794 030 210

Email: [email protected]

Transitioning from being a broker to working at Paragon has given me a really good insight into my brokers' expectations and what I need to do to make a difference. Building relationships is without doubt the best part of my role. In my spare time I’m often playing a very average standard of golf. No world beater but I certainly try hard!

My biggest achievement so far is…
Being awarded employee of the year and regional manager of the year in the space of 24 hours.

In a movie about my life, I’d be played by…
Leonardo Di Caprio back in the days when I had hair, but now I’d have to say Jason Statham.

Andrew Rudkin

Senior Business Development Manager

Tel: 07974 980 100

Email: [email protected]

I've been in the financial services game for 32 years now, my journey in the industry has been quite an adventure. For the past 18 years, I've served as a Business Development Manager over at Paragon. I first started gaining experience in the financial sector at L&G bank in equity elease lending where I was a mortgage broker for six years, but my initial foray into financial services was with a life company selling life, pensions and investments where I lasted two years.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is…
You’ve got two ears and one mouth, use them in the same proportions.

An interesting fact about me
I didn’t get on a plane till I was 20.

Joe Bastone

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07974 980 100

Email: [email protected]

As a Business Development Manager for Paragon Bank's buy-to-let mortgages, my mission has always been supporting the trust and loyalty of our regional brokers. We continue to invest in broker facing technology to improve the broker journey. Whether it's providing guidance on application suitability or understanding the criteria, I'm here to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Building strong partnerships with our brokers is at the heart of what I do, and I'm dedicated to supporting their success in every possible way.

My biggest achievement so far is…
Being the very best I can by being honest and considerate in all aspects of life.

An interesting fact about me
I was a police officer before joining the financial sector.

Roger Churaman

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07794 030 219

Email: [email protected]

Nearly 30 years in Financial Services, predominantly in mortgages but also Private Banking and Commercial Banking previously, has honed my ability to build strong relationships with introducers and clients. Away from the day job, you will find me mainly on a golf course trying to get better at the game. I enjoy most sports and still play football twice a week.

My biggest achievement so far is…
Running two London Marathons and raising over £5000 for charity.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is…
Do the right thing even when no one is looking.

Rob Eggleston

Business Development Manager 

Tel: 07974 980150

Email: [email protected]

With 30 years of invaluable experience in financial services, spanning both brokerage and BDM roles, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Outside of work, you'll often find me cherishing quality time with my family or exploring the open road on my trusty motorbike.

My biggest achievement so far is…
Completing the 2024 London marathon.

My favourite movie is…
Pulp Fiction

Tim Horne

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07974 980 122

Email: [email protected]

After more than 25 years in financial services, I have traversed the specialist market, mainly adverse and buy-to-let. I have also been a broker sourcing mortgages across the whole market, so I understand both sides of the business. My main passions are football and music where I have a very wide taste in genres and enjoy going to gigs.

My biggest achievement so far is…
Maintaining an injury-free record playing football or doing martial arts over the years.

An interesting fact about me
I have been on TV twice: once in the audience of the debate show "Central Weekend," and another being interviewed by Sky Sports News on Wembley Way ahead of the FA Cup semi-final West Brom vs Portsmouth.

Charlie London

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07398 865 904

Email: [email protected]

In my role as the Business Development Manager covering the southeast region at Paragon, I come armed with two decades of solid experience in the mortgage industry. I've held a number of different roles from high bank mortgage adviser to broker and now Business Development Manager. The experience I have gained over the years and working in many different roles has really helped me understand both the broker and lender side of the industry. I enjoy building lasting relationships with brokers and using my expertise to streamline and simplify their work processes wherever possible.

When I was a child, I wanted to be…
An F1 driver.

An interesting fact about me
I have a very large family – 11 uncles, 9 aunts, and over 60 cousins.

Helen Mountain

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07711 756 068

Email: [email protected]

With over 25 years of experience in the UK and Australian Financial Services industry, primarily in mortgages, I come to my role with a positive attitude and professionalism. Outside of work, you'll find me chasing sunrises along the seafront, enjoying leisurely walks with my dog, volunteering for The Cinnamon Trust, or exploring new interests like Clay Pigeon shooting and glittering music festivals.

My biggest achievement so far is…
Setting up a new life in my 40s in Australia on my own, where I built strong friendships, networks, gained qualifications, and created unforgettable memories.

My autobiography would be named…
“Well that didn’t go as planned”

Bev Nealings

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07974 980 065

Email: [email protected]

I have enjoyed a wonderful career in banking for 35 years and much of that spent dedicated to mortgages. I've worn many hats along the way, and I've loved every minute of it. I've held diverse roles and relished every interaction, there's been joy in every aspect of the journey. Now, as a Business Development Manager, I treasure the chance to connect with brokers. Outside the office, I enjoy quality time with my family and exploring Northumberland's serene landscapes while pursuing a healthy and balanced life.

My biggest achievement so far is…
The birth of my son James.

In a movie about my life, I’d be played by…
Jill Halfpenny – as I would have to be played by a real Geordie!

Tim Sweetman

Business Development Manager

Tel: 07974 980 135

Email: [email protected]

With nearly two decades in financial services, I bring not just expertise but also a strong passion for industry evolution. It started from a graduate trainee program at Buckles Investment Services, which is now Sanlam Bank. From there, I've held key roles in finance and real estate. I have excelled in managing sales and lettings in Manchester's prime district and driving business development at Santander Intermediaries. Since 2018, I’ve been a proud member of the Paragon team where I continue to relish face-to-face interactions and the satisfaction of delivering top-notch service to brokers from every opportunity.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is…
 It’s not what you do, it's what you don't do that counts.

An interesting fact about me
I played and trained growing up with the members of the 2012 GB Basketball team.

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551