Crystal looking to hire

The 2,700 square feet premises will house the newly created mortgages, bridging, commercial, development finance and second charge divisions, as well as back office functions.

Crystal Specialist Finance, which previously operated under the name Crystal Mortgages, rebranded in April to highlight five distinctive product specialisms, each offering expert advice and products to brokers and networks. Each team is headed by an existing senior member with experience in their respective field.

The independent, whole-of-market packager recently reported a record first quarter with terms issued on over £213m worth of business from January to March, a full 49% increase on the same period last year. 2014 marked the company's best financial performance in its 36 year history.

Joe Breeden, managing director of Crystal Specialist Finance, said: "The business has grown exponentially in the last five years and extra space was required to not only house the existing team, but for the creation of up to 20 new roles which will be required to meet our strategic objectives.

"Over the coming 12 months we are planning to create up to 20 jobs including underwriters, marketeers, BDMs and admin, all of whom have a critical role to play in ensuring we have the right quality of products to meet requests from brokers and networks while maintaining our commitment to first-class customer service.

"These are phenomenally exciting times at Crystal Specialist Finance, with our own internal development and external market forces everything is in place to grow the business in a rapid but ultimately sustainable manner."