Although celebrating just a year in business, City Finance Brokers (CFB) – a privately-owned specialist mortgage and finance brokerage – has already established itself as one of the city’s leading brokers, by growing to an eight strong team, arranging finance of over £100 million and recruiting property expert, Andrew Gillon.
The company is celebrating its first birthday and since being established in March 2018, the company has grown rapidly – now comprising 8 self-employed mortgage brokers, with ongoing recruitment in place. The future goals of CFB is to target estate agent clientele, to build the business further and provide their wealth of expertise, experience and resources for the best property finance solutions.
The company is led by Mark Horne, a finance and insurance industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in the City. Before setting up City Finance Brokers last Spring, Mark was a Director at Asset-Cap Ltd, another specialist mortgage and protection brokerage. Prior to Asset-Cap, Mark worked as an adviser for a range of different finance companies including Savills Private Finance, Arbuthnot Private Bank and insurance companies including Guardian Royal Exchange and Royal Life. Over the years, Mark has established a specialist interest in arranging finance for property investors and developers, professional landlords and high net worth clients.
Mark Horne, Founder and Company Director at CFB, commented: “Celebrating the first birthday of any new business is an important milestone, but to do it with £100 million in arranged finance under our belt is a significant reflection of our appetite for success.
‘With combined financial services experience of 200 years, we are completely committed to providing the highest levels of services to our existing clients. We have access to hundreds of lenders and pride ourselves on being able to provide solutions where others cannot.
‘If like our exciting new appointment of Andrew Gillon, you would like to join the CFB family and help us achieve our growth plans – to triple the size of our business in the next three years – we would love to hear from you.”
Andrew Gillon, formerly Financial Services Director at Capital Private Finance, worked within the HNW financial services business of the UK’s largest property services business. Prior to leading the sales team at Capital Private Finance, Andrew headed a London division at estate agency Hamptons International. Andrew brings to CFB a wealth of experience and understanding of the needs of estate agents and their clients. Through Andrew’s appointment, CFB hopes to extend its services further through partnerships with estate agency groups, property experts and developers.
Andrew Gillon, Sales Director for City Finance Brokers comments: “I am delighted to join a team with such extensive experience and exciting growth plans. It is a great opportunity to grow a strong brand and enable established brokers to take their careers to the next level, while utilising my own experiences and knowledge in finance and over 20 years in estate agency.”
City Finance Brokers is recruiting. For more information about how to apply for a role at CFB, please contact Andrew Gillon on 07931 578 345 or email Andrew.Gillon@CFBrokers.co.uk, or alternatively visit www.cfbrokers.co.uk.