Brightstar and MTF launch people development partnership


Clare Jupp1Brightstar is announcing the launch of its official people development partnership with MTF, just days after being awarded the gold standard in Investors in People (IIP).

This new collaboration which aims to build relationships, supports Brightstar’s teaching and learning ethos.  MTF, the award-winning bridging finance provider, is also sponsoring the new ‘greenhouse’ which Brightstar is planning as part of the expansion of its premises when it acquires the adjoining office next month.

The bespoke area, which is befitting of Brightstar’s mantra of ‘growing people’ in business, will be dedicated to people development activities.  This will include training, coaching, meetings, studying and professional reading.  It aims to ensure every member of staff is given the opportunity to reach their full potential while working in a happy environment.

As well as reaching £1 billion of lending this year, Brightstar has also increased staff numbers by 68 per cent in the past year alone and, due to increased demand, has recently launched a new division for development finance.

Clare Jupp, director of people development at Brightstar said:

“Our partnership with MTF sits perfectly with our whole teaching and learning ethos. Indeed, MTF’s strapline of ‘building relationships’ perfectly complements our idea of ‘growing people’, while their key aims of ‘we listen, we work with you and we keep it simple’ sits perfectly with our values of openness, supporting one another and making it easy for intermediaries.”

Last week Tomer Aboody, the director of MTF, delivered a presentation on Brightstar’s rebranded portfolios of evidence to its entire workforce in its Billericay offices.

Clare added:

“The key to every great company is happy, productive and knowledgeable employees and retaining them requires a culture of growth, recognition and opportunity.  The ‘greenhouse’ will help us to continue growing great employees, because better people equals better business.

“We are very excited about this new partnership which is recognition of the importance we place on raising standards and investing in our workforce for the future.”

Tomer Aboody, director of MTF said:

“Our partnership with Brightstar epitomises our commitment to building relationships and we feel wholly confident and happy that this will be a long and successful relationship.   MTF is pleased to be supporting this element of Brightstar’s training and development and see great value in this initiative.  It is admirable that Brightstar has made this level of commitment to the growth of its staff members and we look forward to hearing about its new developments and successes.”