Brightstar Financial recruits Chris Bramham

Bramham will lead the specialist first charge team, developing relationships with lenders and working with introducers to open new distribution channels.

He has 25 years’ experience of the mortgage industry, as over the last 12 years he worked for Kings Group, which includes Metropolis Surveyors, where he became director.

Previously he spent 13 years at Northern Rock leading a sales team which covered London and the South East.

Rob Jupp, chief executive officer of Brightstar, said: “Having broken through the £500m barrier for completions, we have conclusively proved the importance and validity of the specialist lending market to lenders and intermediaries.

“In order to sustain that growth from the sound platform we have built, we needed to ensure we could attract the kind of talent to help us move forward.

“Being able to announce the arrival of Chris Bramham is a moment of great personal satisfaction for me, as it shows just how far the company has come.

“Brightstar is really hitting its stride now and the next few years promise to be very exciting for us and for the industry we support.”

Bramham’s appointment comes in the wake of Brightstar’s recruitment of Clive Wilson, as one of Jupp’s key objectives was to ensure the specialist intermediary hub could attract high calibre individuals.

Bramham added: “Having known Rob Jupp for many years, I am delighted to be finally working with him and his hugely successful team and look forward to developing Brightstar’s first charge capability even further.

“This is an exciting time in a dynamic business and I am relishing the challenge of building on the success that Brightstar has enjoyed so far.”