Brightstar celebrates 10th birthday and more than £5bn of lending
The Brightstar Group is celebrating its 10th birthday this month, having worked with nearly 30,000 customers on 18,000 completions worth more than £5bn over the last decade.
Launched in 2011, The Brightstar Group has recorded a number of significant milestones and achievements, including winning more than 120 industry awards. Perhaps most notably, the business was named the number one Best Small Company To Work For in the UK by The Sunday Times for two consecutive years in 2019 and 2020, becoming the first company from any industry to top the list for two years in a row and securing the highest ever score in the history of the competition for people engagement.
In 2015, Brightstar achieved its first £1bn of lending after just four years and also launched Sirius Property Finance, which has gone from strength to strength as an award-wining team that focuses on financing for high-net-worth residents and commercial real estate transactions.
In 2016, The Brightstar Group achieved Investor in People Gold status and also became a signatory for the HM Treasury led Women in Finance Charter. In 2017, the Group won the title of Global Investors in People Gold Employer of the Year and in 2019 it reached 1,000 Trustpilot reviews. Today, The Brightstar Group has reached more than 2,000 reviews and holds a 4.9 ‘Excellent’ TrustScore.
Rob Jupp, 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.”