The region’s leading property firm has announced the appointment of its newest senior member of staff amid significant growth.

BH Mortgages, which was launched two years ago as part of the BH Group of companies, has now merged under its parent company Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents. The newly formed Bradley Hall mortgage department, which offers mortgage advice, protection and insurance, has employed a senior member of staff to support operations.

Phil Whiteside now joins the firm as mortgage and protection manager and will also provide management support at Bradley Hall’s Gosforth residential office. He joins the current mortgage team of client manager Samantha Smith and director Lewis Chambers.

Director of mortgages and finance for Bradley Hall, Lewis Chambers, said: “The success over the past two years of BH Mortgages has been more than I could have hoped for. The team has grown and we have been able to supply hundreds of people with mortgages on a national scale. It made sense for us to integrate with Bradley Hall from a business perspective and we know this will only strengthen our operation.

“Demand for our services has grown significantly, especially within the North East. The house buying market, including first time buyers and those moving up the career ladder, is buoyant, and this prosperity looks set to continue.

“Phil’s dual role is ideal for clients as they can benefit from having the same point of contact throughout their journey of purchasing a home and acquiring a mortgage. He has a wealth of experience in the industry and has hit the ground running already.”

Phil said: “I am delighted to be joining one of the region’s most established property firms at a significant time of growth.

“The Gosforth office is as popular as ever and we’ve welcomed a range of fantastic instructions. The location on Gosforth High Street is second to none and I look forward to supporting the local community with the high level of service which has come to be expected of Bradley Hall.”