Empire Commercial Finance has expanded its senior team with two new appointments as it seeks "aggressive growth" in 2019.
The commercial mortgage broker has appointed Martin Johnson as a senior corporate director to help the firm's expansion in the North West and London.
Martin has 25 years experience in the industry and was previously a senior relationship manager in the corporate banking team of RBS
He specialised in working with companies with a range in turnover from £2.5m-£50m, complex banking arrangements and loans in excess of £1m.
Empire has also hired Scott Monks to advise international clients from the UK, with a particular focus on Russia, Asia and the UAE.
Scott previously spent 15 years at Barclays, most recently as vice president in its Global Overseas Corporates division.
Scott holds a business and finance degree and also has 'chartered banking status' and a foundation degree in corporate banking.
During his time In Jersey, Scott had AUM of £1bn and looked after large international corporates with a particular focus on the Russian and Middle East Markets.
Empire says it has further broker hires planned for Q3.