Brightstar celebrates 10th birthday and £5bn lending

Jessica Bird

November 1, 2021

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The Brightstar Group has reached its 10th birthday this month, having worked with nearly 30,000 customers on 18,000 completions, worth more than £5bn.

Launched in 2011, The Brightstar Group has recorded a number of significant milestones and achievements, including winning more than 120 industry awards.

The business was named the Best Small Company To Work For in the UK by The Sunday Times in 2019 and 2020, becoming the first company to top the list for two years in a row, and securing the highest score in the history of the competition.

In 2015, Brightstar achieved £1bn of lending, and also launched Sirius Property Finance, focusing on financing for high net worth (HNW) residential and commercial real estate transactions.

In 2016, The Brightstar Group achieved Investor in People Gold status and also became a signatory for the Women in Finance Charter.

Rob Jupp (pictured), Group CEO at The Brightstar Group, said: “The last 10 years have certainly provided more than their fair share of twists and turns, but they have ultimately been a huge source of pride.

“When Brad, Kit and I opened the first office in Brentwood, we watched the phone, waiting for it to ring – but once it started, it has barely stopped and over the last decade we have helped thousands of brokers to expand and diversify into different areas such as bridging and development finance, commercial mortgages, complex buy-to-let, second charge mortgages and specialist residential mortgages, securing funding for nearly 30,000 customers.

“As we now enter our second decade of trading, and our reach expands to 75% of the intermediary market, we are looking ahead to what the next 10 years will bring and we can’t wait to see where it takes us.”

In an exclusive comment for Mortgage Introducer, Barry Searle, managing director – property division at Castle Trust Bank, said: “Over the last decade Brightstar and Sirius have set the standards when it comes to specialist mortgage distribution and structuring client solutions.

“The success of the group is well deserved and I look forward to working with them towards further successes in the future.”

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