Leading broker firm, Just Mortgages has reached a new milestone with the 400th self-employed broker joining its team. This marks an incredibly rapid expansion, as the firm started with just three brokers in June 2016.
In just over 12 months, the division has grown by 100 brokers, with the team breaking the 300-mark in September 2020.
The popularity of Just Mortgages self-employed division has been due to the unrivalled support that the firm provides to its brokers. The offering is perfect for brokers who are looking for the independence that comes from being self-employed, but value expert advice and support.
The self-employed brokers who join Just Mortgages benefit from a comprehensive training programme, which provides them with free resources to develop any areas they feel they require support in.
These sessions vary from business development training, that helps brokers gain the skills to recruit and build their own firms, to cultivating the soft-skills required to effectively sell protection products.
Carl Parker, national director of the self-employed division at Just Mortgages explained the rapid expansion is set to continue.
He said: “Because of the industry leading advice and support we provide our brokers, we will continue to attract some of the best talent around. Our ethos is that our brokers are on their own, but not alone, and this is reflected in the training, advice, and guidance that our team provides. Every broker is supported by the training team that provides expert insights, area and regional directors who are on hand to help with day-to-day advice, and a marketing team who help the brokers to bring in new business.”
John Phillips, national operations director for Just Mortgages, added: “We have big plans for not just the self-employed team, but the whole of Just Mortgages. In the coming months we’ll announce our ambitious growth plans, and the exceptional development of the self-employed team has shown we are on the right track. The work that Carl and the team have done has been extraordinary. The offering we provide has gone from strength to strength, and we’re really proud of not just the way we support our brokers professionally, but also how we look after the person as well.”
The landmark is the latest positive news for the self-employed division, and follows the hiring of a new head of mortgages and protection, Ben Allkins.