Kim started VIBE in April 2018 from a home office having previously worked as a Lending Manager for both InterBay Commercial and Hampshire Trust Bank. Having a purely specialist mortgage background covering all types of investment properties where Commercial Finance played a huge part in her role, Kim knew she could offer her clients something different to the standard broker and this experience has proven invaluable for VIBE, taking it to where it is today.
By fully utilising our lender background, ensuring potential issues are covered off at the outset, Kim and the advising team know exactly how to submit what is deemed as ‘complex’ cases to lenders with the relevant information and mitigants to ensure a smooth process for our clients. There is rarely a case where we cannot help.
Just over 15 months since our launch, VIBE moved to its own business premises and we have expanded further throughout the pandemic and have a small but growing team of Specialist Advisors, Case Manager & Sales Support. Kim was keen for the office to fit with the VIBE brand; fresh and welcoming with inspiring quotes on the wall – not only for lenders and clients alike but creating an environment employees are proud to work. We proudly display our values.
Educating the VIBE team, clients and introducers on specialist finance is vital to VIBE; we provide the mortgage update monthly at local property networking events (now via Zoom!)
2020 has been a tumultuous and tough year for everyone and running a business has not been easy by any means. Kim has ensured she has kept VIBE present on social media by keeping posts positive and upbeat (even with the odd TikTok!)
Mental health has remained a priority for Kim & the VIBE team. We introduced various new measures to help our team through this tough time by introducing regular meetings and a ‘ME’ Day where each team member gets an extra day each year to take some time for themselves.
VIBE receive amazing client feedback and reviews which we are incredibly proud of however our relationships with our lenders is also paramount to what we do.
Kim has received recognition for her work at VIBE having won the NACFB Rising Star of the Year 2019 award, Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 at the Business Excellence Awards, Commercial Broker of the Year at the British Specialist Lending Awards as well as the VIBE Team being awarded Highly Commended at the Bridging & Commercial Awards and for Kelly Rule to also win Best Newcomer at the SFI Awards 2020.
Social media is an integral part of VIBE. Kim & the VIBE team work tirelessly on our presence on social media and we are now considered a ‘Disruptor’ in the industry for showing the ‘real people’ behind the business in a completely honest way.
We look forward to continuing our work into 2021 and are looking to the future in the only way we know; most positive ‘VIBE’ way we can!