We are pleased to announce the appointment of Wales rugby legend Scott Quinnell as Signature Property Finance’s first brand ambassador, following our strong performance in 2021 where we delivered over £44M in loans to property developers.

After a 15-year career in rugby that included 52 caps for Wales and two British & Irish Lions tours, Scott has become a regular on TV, starring in the memorable Sky Sports series ‘School of Hard Knocks’, and co-authoring a book in 2017 on business leadership.

Our CEO Tony Gilbertson comments:

“We have a lot of activities planned for the year, to really push home to finance brokers and property developers, why dealing with Signature is a rewarding experience that delivers a lot of unique advantages.

Scott shares our approach to life and business; do what you say you’re going do, follow through on your promises and always act with integrity. His commitment to everything he does was evident in his rugby and he has transferred his leadership and motivational skills to the commercial world.

We believe Scott is the perfect brand ambassador for Signature and will be a major draw when we finalise our programme of business lunches. Throughout the year we expect to get closer to our brokers and understand what they need from us, to ensure we deliver another record-breaking year.

This is about giving something back to the brokers and developers we support. What’s not to love about the opportunity to tell us what we can do to make clients’ lives easier, how we can help brokers get more deals done, while enjoying lunch and a few laughs with one of rugby’s greats?”

Amongst a range of business interests, Scott Quinnell is also a patron of ScoutsCymru and works hard to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with dyslexia, having only been diagnosed himself in his early 30s.

Quinnell said about his role as a brand ambassador:

“This is a great opportunity to spread the word that despite dyslexia, you can be a success. Signature and I share the same values of honesty, openness and integrity, whilst giving something back by supporting local charities.

I think the transition from sport to business is relatively easy. Many of the same rules apply and you have to be dedicated, listen to the advice from those around you and deliver on what is expected from you, all of which I recognise in the Signature ethos.

This all made for an easy decision, especially when I met the Signature CEO Tony, who is another proud Welshman, driven by a passion to get things done and always following through on promises made at the outset.

I look forward to meeting Signature’s clients and prospects for lunch and a few laughs in the months ahead. It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it.”