Commercial First appoints BDM for Northern Ireland

Commercial First has appointed Sally Williamson as business development manager for Northern Ireland, six months after it first launched in the region.

Williamson joins Commercial First from Interbay and has 10 years’ experience in mortgages and financial services, including a period as a self-employed mortgage broker and a spell at Friends Provident.

Her role will be to foster relationships with brokers and help to boost business through Commercial First’s key partner commercial specialists in Northern Ireland.

Stephen Johnson, sales and marketing director of Commercial First, says: “The new Northern Ireland Assembly and the end of conflict in Northern Ireland in general has already seen an upsurge in commercial property activity, and it is expected to remain a boom area for property investors and owner-occupiers alike.

“We are delighted to welcome Sally to the Commercial First team and are confident that her experience and proven abilities will help us to reach and exceed our development goals in the region.”

He adds: “We are enjoying a record year of activity and are aggressively looking to invest in our people and infrastructure to maintain this momentum and market leading service. The business is heavily recruiting and the headcount is due to rise from the current levels of 150 to around 200 by the year end.”