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Commercial broker seeks expansion with hires from RBS and Barclays

Rozi Jones -
11th April 2019
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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.

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