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New BDM at Commercial First

Commercial First, the latest entrant to join the ranks of specialist lenders in the UK, has appointed Stephen Kisby as its business development manager in the North and the Midlands.

Kisby joins Commercial First&#39s sales team from Mortgageforce, where he was one of the company&#39s most respected and successful regional development managers. He spent almost two years building the Mortgageforce brand. In his new role he will be responsible for mobilising the broker community in the Midlands and the North.

Kisby says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and everyone else associated with Commercial First. There is a tremendous buzz in the industry about what we are doing. I genuinely believe that we are going to redefine the commercial lending sector in the UK &#45 and I am delighted to be given an opportunity to be involved in making a real impression at such an early stage in the company&#39s history.”

Stephen Johnson, sales and marketing director of Commercial First, says: “Getting someone on board of the calibre of Stephen is a real coup for us. He knows a lot of people in and around the Midlands and the North which, if some of the can be brought on board and start marketing our products, will be great news all round.”


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