Brightstar appoints commercial specialist

Robert Collins has a wide knowledge of the commercial market both in the UK as a broker over the past six years and working for lenders such as the National Bank of Kuwait and Multibanco Comermex. He also lived in Australia and New Zealand for eight years, working for development and bridging lenders such as Dorchester Capital and Bridgecorp.

Kit Thompson, head of the commercial division at Brightstar, said that demand for specialist assistance in the commercial sector had meant that it was important to bring in new talent.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Robert’s talent to the team. His knowledge of the market and his experience as a broker will prove to be valuable assets for us. The market is looking as if it is gathering pace for 2013 and Brightstar’s commercial team now has the right people in place to provide the service our brokers expect.”

Collins said: “I have been impressed with the attitude and plans which Brightstar has to build an outstanding resource which is totally broker-centric. As an ex broker I know exactly what intermediaries need to help their clients and Brightstar Financial is providing that support.”