Castle Trust signs valuations deal

James Neave, head of lending at Castle Trust, said: "We have undertaken a rigorous and robust valuation supplier selection process and have now appointed Gateway as one of our key valuations partners.

"We have been impressed by their enthusiasm and their determination and commitment to provide a quality controlled risk management valuation service.”

Mel Kettle, client services director of Gateway, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Castle Trust as one of its key valuation suppliers.

"This partnership is a strong endorsement of our desire to deliver first class valuation services, underpinned by our highly experienced and locally based team of fully accredited valuation surveyors. This is seen as an exciting opportunity to work with a new, innovative business and to showcase our creative service proposition”.

Castle Trust is backed by private equity investors J C Flowers & Co.