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Commercial First opens in Northern Ireland

Commercial First has launched into the Northern Ireland commercial mortgage market.

The specialist commercial mortgage lender held a gala launch party last week for 250 guests at the Atrium at W5 in the centre of Belfast.

The event included presentations from Stephen Johnson, head of sales at Commercial First, and Martin Bloe, Commercial First’ sales manager for the region.

Johnson says: “Northern Ireland’s economy continues to grow. There has been huge inward investment in Northern Ireland over the past five years especially in the industrial and retail sectors, both of which are prime securities for Commercial First.”


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