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BRIGHTSTAR APPOINTS FIRST BDM TO KICK START NEW YEAR

Brightstar, the specialist lending hub, has appointed Chris Bennett as its first Business Development Manager to take the Brightstar message to the intermediary market.

Chris started in the Financial Services industry at the Halifax and has been in the industry for over 35 years, having worked in a business development role for Future Mortgages, Beacon Mortgages and latterly Magellan Homeloans. Chris joined Brightstar in 2015 and is CeMap and FPC qualified and has a wide knowledge of the industry.

According to Director of Sales, Clive Willson, Chris’s appointment is the first of a number of BDM appointments, as the award winning specialist distributor looks to build on a record breaking year in 2014.

Clive said, ” Building on our success is clearly our key objective this year. Part of that strategy is to move proactively to provide new and existing introducers with a new resource in the shape of knowledgeable and professional development managers, who can explain in person the advantages of the Brightstar proposition as well as help with product knowledge”

He added, “I have known Chris for many years. We worked closely together at Future Mortgages and Beacon Homeloans and I am delighted to have such an experienced practitioner representing Brightstar. Chris will enhance the link that we have been establishing between our intermediaries and the specialist teams within the HUB.”

Chris Bennett commented, ” Brightstar has already made a big impact on the intermediary market and I am excited to be joining the company at this time of huge growth. Clive and I have always been part of strong sales teams and I am sure that under his leadership, the new BDM team will prove to be particularly effective in enhancing the Brightstar proposition”