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Brightstar joins forces with LIBF to deliver CPSP across the group

The Brightstar Group has announced that it is adopting a group-wide strategy to support team members in their pursuit of achieving the Certified Practitioner of Specialist Property Finance (CPSP) and has already signed up the first cohort of 20 team members.

CPSP launched as a joint initiative from ASTL, FIBA, and The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) to provide a definitive and targeted education programme for the Short Term and Specialist Lending sector.

The Level 3 accreditation aims to consolidate and build specialist property finance skills and knowledge to help advisers work more effectively with brokers, lenders, solicitors and valuers. Participants who complete the modules will be recognised through the award of an LIBF digital badge and accredited for CPD purposes.


The CPSP accreditation covers:

  • Lending structures and different loans
  • Regulations including Consumer Duty
  • Bridging Loans
  • Development Finance
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Buy to Let Mortgages


A double winner of the Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work for, The Brightstar Group is justly proud of its long history of outstanding investment into the team, developing individuals to be the best versions of themselves. All team members have access to an award-winning People Development Programme and a Qualifications Programme, with training tailored to support team members’ individual ambitions, needs and interests.

The Brightstar Group has also worked in partnership with LIBF for many years with qualifications such as CeMAP and CRER, enjoying huge success with its ‘Growing our Own’ culture which has been a vehicle for succession planning and strong staff retention. Indeed, 42% of the entire team have been with the Group for more than 5 years and 11 members of the team being Platinum Partners, having completed 10+ years of service.


Clare Jupp, Chief People Officer for The Brightstar Group, commented:

“I’m excited about this latest facet of our People Development Strategy and believe that the CPSP provides something that is much needed, quite different and in some cases, more relevant than the CeMAP qualification. Our team has responded with enthusiasm to this programme and the Brightstar Group is delighted to be working with the LIBF, encapsulating our mission statement of ‘Working together to make things happen’. We are fully behind the CPSP as an industry initiative and intend to enrol multiple cohorts onto this programme.”


Gordon Reid, Business Development Manager for LIBF, said:

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Brightstar Group who we know make an incredibly strong commitment to the training and development of its people. At LIBF we are very proud to have developed the CPSP programme for the benefit of the specialist finance sector, in association with FIBA and the ASTL. This is a fantastic initiative, designed to raise standards and ensure that clients receive the highest quality of advice available to them. Having industry leaders, such as the Brightstar Group, supporting the programme, demonstrates its credibility and supports its long-term success.”