Brightstar creates new role to develop partner relationships


Darren Perry, Brightstar

Brightstar Financial has promoted Darren Perry, pictured above, to the new role of National Account Manager, to develop new opportunities and stronger relationships with its distribution partners.

Darren will work alongside Brightstar’s network and club relationships, as well as their ARs and members, to ensure they have access to the tools and support they need to make the most of every enquiry, increase leads and grow their specialist business.

Michelle Westley, Head of Marketing at Brightstar Financial, will expand her role to work with the management teams at networks and clubs to build a growth strategy with a greater focus on delivering partners of Brightstar the support and collateral they need to ensure they always have options to help a client they might otherwise turn away.

Brightstar will also be expanding its team, with the recruitment of an internal sales and marketing executive.

Founded in 2011, Brightstar has grown to become the industry’s leading multi-award-winning specialist distributor, assisting brokers to place cases that have been declined by mainstream lenders, enabling them to expand their client offering and income potential across eight key disciplines. These are specialist residential, complex buy-to-let mortgages, second charge mortgage, short term finance, development finance, commercial finance, unsecured loans and later life lending.

Bradley Moore, Managing Director at Brightstar Financial, says:

“At Brightstar we have developed a comprehensive solution to almost any specialist lending requirement, with teams of award-winning experts who are entirely committed to working with brokers to identify the best option for their clients. We firmly believe that there is absolutely no reason why a broker should turn away any genuine client and are always on hand to ensure complex cases are made easy. In his new role, Darren will work collaboratively with Brightstar’s partners to make sure more brokers are able to identify and place even more possibilities, and more clients can benefit from an expert approach to specialist finance.”

Darren Perry, National Account Manager at Brightstar Financial, says:

“I’ve worked at Brightstar, as an expert in second charge mortgages, for a number of years now and I have first-hand experience of what a difference we can make to the lives of our brokers and their clients. There are, however, still too many brokers who don’t identify an opportunity where specialist finance could help their clients, or don’t know where to turn if they do. So, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this new role and, working alongside Michelle, helping more of our partners to create more opportunities for their brokers, and more solutions for clients.”